Lamar University is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department of Art offers exciting degree programs where no two days are the same! You can enjoy our nurturing, supportive environment in our awesome facilities on campus, all while you’re working to refine your natural artistic talents. You’re creative, and so are we, which is why we’ve designed our curriculum to inspire and educate you.
Here, there are plenty of areas of study to choose from, including painting, animation, art history, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, electronic media, web design, cast metal, video editing, digital fine art photography, weaving, sculpture, etching, graphic design, surface design, photography, illustration, computer graphics and lithography.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Gonzalo Alvarez's (Studio Art - Drawing) is gaining national attention for his video game art installation, “Borders.” Alvarez created the retro-style arcade game to express both the idea of video games as an art form and to portray the dangers faced by Mexicans who seek to illegally cross the border. A Port Arthur native, Alvarez has recently been interviewed by Telemundo, The Huffington Post, Imagen Television and other national news outlets as his game coincides with the renewed national dialogue regarding immigration. Read more.