Areas of Study

Three programs, one department

Although digital technologies have transformed and accelerated the creation and dissemination of images, art has been central to the human experience for millennia.

Digital artwork by a trinity student

In studio courses, students are trained in the technical and conceptual aspects of art-making as they hone their hone their capacity to visually materialize their ideas as art. 

students stand collectively in front of a large glass mosaic by Carlos Merida
Art History

The program in Art History provides rigorous training in the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, design, and visual culture.

a large modern grand staircase with glass
Architectural Studies

The minor in architectural studies introduces students to the major works and problems of architectural history and to techniques of visual and spatial representation.

Show and Tell​

Virtual Exhibit

This exhibition marks the culmination of eleven studio art majors’ undergraduate studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Each artist has invested countless hours in creating artwork for "Show & Tell" that demonstrates their artistic development over the past four years. The final product is a diverse collection of works in painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media that focus on a range of concerns from aesthetics, to reflections on inherited family traditions, to thoughtful considerations on grief or our modern visual culture.

Works by: Elyse Andrews, Raquel Belden, Quinn Bender, Gage Brown, Ariel del Vecchio, Layna Hayes, Alexus Jimenez, Dinda Lehrmann, Catherine Phillips, Kristina Reinis, and Katie Warford.

Kristina Reinis: Playing House, 2020. Acrylic and matte medium on cardboard and butcher paper.