Our Mission & Vision

The art program educates students in the synthesis of critical thinking, communication, and creative practice. Our goal is to facilitate strategies for success in diverse fields in the visual arts that extend to lifelong learning.

The art area within the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance is committed to providing exceptional education in the visual arts in a stimulating, nurturing and diverse academic community. The area strives to provide both a fertile and challenging environment for aesthetic and critical engagement, and the technical skills necessary for the practice of art in the changing landscape of the twenty-first century. It encourages innovation and cross-disciplinary activity, and believes that students should utilize many resources both within and outside the university to inform and deepen their artistic vision.

We believe that the arts can make a difference on the local, national, and international level, and that the arts play a vital role in the future of the global community.

Student Exhibition 2020

Art Student Work 2020

WT Art Student 2020 Exhibition at the Amarillo Museum of Art

WT Art Department News: 

Addy winners 2021

WT Graphic Design, Communication Students Sweep Advertising Awards


Misty Gamble Exhibition

WT Art Professor Shows New Avenues in Ceramics


student ceramics

WT Student Art on Display in Diverse New Exhibition


ceramic sculpture
WT Art Faculty Exhibition


student artwork

Fragile Flaws on Full Display in New Student Art Exhibition


student working

WT Art History Students Making Their Mark on World Stage


student artwork

Student Art Exhibition to Explore the Binary Twice Over


faculty portrait

Jon Mark Beilue: O’Keeffe’s Wartime Texas Letters


Cornette Library

O'Keeffe Watercolors

WT Art Department Links 

WT Mural Squad
WT Ceramics 
WT Art History
WT Graphic Design
Art Club