Overview

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
  • State-of-the-art facilities include spacious studios equipped for work with wood, plaster, clay, film and digital photography, printmaking, drawing, and painting media.
  • The Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery hosts a dynamic program of art exhibitions and events. It also offers students opportunities for showing their work and for gaining hands-on experience in professional art gallery practices. 
  • The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists, art historians, and scholars to campus.
  • Art students benefit from robust internship programs with San Antonio’s many museums, galleries, and creative businesses. 
Students working at a table drawing

 


What You'll Study

Master foundational skills, hone critical thinking, and explore diverse art-making processes


Faculty

Faculty artists mentor students’ artistic growth and development

Art faculty are accomplished, exhibiting artists who work closely with students to mentor them as they embark on their own creative journeys.

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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

Hands-on professional experience in creative fields and art institutions

The combined resources of equipped studios for multiple disciplines and a professional art gallery offer students hands-on experience putting theory into practice.

Scholarships

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.

Service-Learning

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

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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.

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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

Prepared for creative careers

Students refine their critical and creative thinking skills with the art major. Dedicated research, practice, and evaluation within a vibrant community of artists prepares students for graduate studies, professional careers, and enriched engagement with the arts.

 

Careers 

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.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • School of Visual Arts, New York
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Washington University

Career Areas:

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

 


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