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Fine and Studio Art Degree Program

Texarkana College’s program combines a thorough foundation in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, and art appreciation with electives based on career goals. The Fine and Studio Art degree prepares you for transfer to a bachelor’s program to pursue multiple careers in fine arts.

Cheron Fort painting for her Fine and Studio Art Degree.

What to Know at a Glance


2 year associate degree (60 sch)


A blend of face-to-face and online; Face-to face

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Fine and Studio Art Degree

The Fine and Studio Art Degree curriculum is not only designed for students who wish to transfer to other colleges or universities but is designed to enhance the creative process and give students advanced technical skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Small classes allow for individual attention and a focus on finding student voice and creativity.


Students are introduced to composition and form, media, techniques and subjects; exploring perceptual and descriptive drawing, mark making as a developmental process and design practice.


Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary painting approaches and media; emphasis on form, composition, and observational representation.


Students are introduced to the principles and processes of form making; space and materials; context and content of three-dimensional form.


  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Self-Discipline
  • Professionalism

Possible Careers and Salaries

Graphic Designer




Art Educator


Interior Design


Art Therapy


Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for a full-time in-district (Bowie County) student is $6,130.

alumni spotlight

“I didn’t even know I had it in me to paint until Mrs. Owens brought it out. Sometimes all it takes is that one person to challenge you.”

– Shena Crawford, Art Graduate

Program Contacts

Dr. Angela Melde

Art, Fine and Studio Program Coordinator

Dr. Mary Ellen Young

Dean of Liberal and Performing Arts

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Start crafting your future today!

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