The Department of Art and Art History has a growing reputation as a center of creative and academic excellence in Texas. The Department is a rich and varied educational environment for the study and practice of art and art history.

Our courses have recently been restructured to respond to a changing creative community and educational needs and to the exciting multi-disciplinary trends of contemporary art and art history. The range of subjects offered provides a great scope for students to specialize or possibly diversify in their pursuit of a degree in art and art history.


The department boasts a vibrant and student managed exhibition venue (Gallery West) in the Studio Arts Center. In addition, the Gallery at UTA hosts important regional and national exhibitions. The department also has an active Visiting Artist program and links with international exchange programs.


Our mission is to provide the intellectual, technical, and instructional resources to support the development of professional artists who view art making as a process of inquiry and self-discovery. The UTA comprehensive Art & Art History program offers a wide range of subjects.

A caring creative and academic community that respects individuality and creativity supports you. We see our role as providing experiences that help develop your potential. There is a dynamic energy here that includes access to some of the most important museums in the United States. This is a program you should know about. Come and visit.