The major in art integrates technical and formal art training to foster students' creative potential and desire for self-expression. This program offers an understanding of the vital importance of visual culture in human expression.

Fast Facts
  • The Neidorff Art Gallery offers students hands-on experience in organizing and installing art exhibitions.
  • State-of-the-art facilities include spacious studios devoted to wood, plaster/clay, small metals, film and digital photography, digital art, printmaking, book arts, drawing, and painting.
  • Portray artwork in public exhibition senior year
  • The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists, art historians, and scholars to campus.
Students working at a table drawing


What You'll Study

A coordinated palette of courses


Molding students’ artistry

Trinity faculty have mastered their craft and help students develop as artists by offering their own expertise, connections, and guidance.

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Mark Garrison, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
Alice P. Brown Distinguished Professor
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Laura Agoston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Douglas Brine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Jessica Halonen, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
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Jongwon Lee, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
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Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Ph.D.
Trinity University-San Antonio Museum of Art Postdoctoral Fellow
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Kathryn O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Adam Schreiber, M.F.A.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

A collage of opportunities

With a real art gallery on-campus and studios for many media, students get hands-on experience putting theory into practice.


The department offers the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, awarded each year to incoming first-year students who intend to major in studio art.

Honors Programs

Academically exceptional students may graduate with honors in art.

Research Opportunities

Students go beyond the canvas to research art and art history, often using funding from the Mellon Initiative to support their projects. 

Study Abroad

Students can gain an international perspective by going abroad to study at schools throughout the world.


Students gain hands-on experience  with internships in all aspects of gallery management that make full use of San Antonio’s rich cultural resources.

Spaces and Facilities

Trinity’s state-of-the-art facilities include spacious studios devoted to wood, clay, small metals, photography, digital art, drawing, and painting.

Student Organizations

The Trinity Art Collective provides an open forum for active student and faculty dialogue within the department.

Lecture Series and Annual Events

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings artists, art historians, and scholars to campus for students to interact with contemporary artists.

When You Graduate

Primed for success

Students develop critical and creative thinking with the art major, expanding their perspective through self-exploration and critique within a vibrant community of artists. They leave Trinity prepared to bring art to life.



Art and art history alumni have pursued careers in creating, teaching, and managing art, studio art, teaching, and research, and many have enjoyed successful careers in cultural and historical organizations. They also pursue graduate work in top M.F.A. and Ph.D. programs throughout the country.

Career Areas:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Education
  • Fine arts
  • Museums and galleries



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