Nov 26, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

School of Art

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Christopher Talbot, director
Art Building, Room 101
Phone: (936) 468-4804
Fax: (936) 468-4041
P.O. Box 13001, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


Regents Professor
William E. Arscott (1984-85)

Peter L. Andrew, Jill Carrington, Neal Cox, Piero Fenci, David A. Lewis, Lauren Selden, Christopher Talbot

Associate Professors
Daniel Anguiano, Candace Hicks, William Nieberding, Linda Post, Shaun Roberts

Assistant Professors
Wesley Berg, Amanda Breitbach, Eden Collins, Margaret Leysath

Brad Maule, William Sherwood Jones

Areas of Study and Degrees

The School of Art offers degree programs for students interested in art studio and art education. These programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the visual arts ranging from art teaching at all levels to graphic design, art gallery and museum curatorship, art history publishing, and many related fields. Most professional artists continue their studies at the graduate level, and the school’s programs provide preparation for such study.

The school offers the Bachelor of Arts in studio arts, a traditional liberal arts degree with concentrations in graphic design, ceramics, filmmaking, digital media, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional degree program designed for art studio and art education majors who seek more in-depth preparation. Art studio majors planning to continue their studies at the graduate level should take the BFA program. The BFA programs have the same concentration options listed above for the B.A. program.

BFA Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the BFA program is by portfolio review after a student completes the required foundation art courses.

Art, Teacher Certification, BFA

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, students must meet teacher requirements for certification listed in the James I. Perkins College of Education  section of this bulletin. Texas law requires satisfactory performance on the TExES prior to teaching. Prior to taking this certification examination, students must apply to be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program, must have completed all coursework required for the test, and must have approval from the appropriate department. An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher at SFA as well as all coursework in art must be maintained throughout the program.


The mission of the School of Art is to provide high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and public educational opportunities suitable for scholars, producers and viewers of art. All of the school’s programs, resources and activities are intended to fulfill this mission.

Among its activities, the School of Art presents an extensive exhibition program through the SFA Gallery on campus The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in historic downtown Nacogdoches. The SFA Gallery sponsors the annual Texas National art competition and exhibition, juried by leading artists of the day. The School of Art provides opportunities to travel to major American art centers as part of its programs. Internships in students’ areas of concentration and other educational opportunities for professional development are provided both locally and in regional centers.

Every summer, the filmmaking program produces a full-length feature film that is premiered publicly.

The School of Art has an active studies abroad program with recent trips to Italy and Iceland.

Exhibition of Student Art

The School of Art reserves the privilege of retaining selected student works for exhibition for a period of 12 months after the work is submitted for grading.


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