School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts

General Statement

The new School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts is the home of the visual and performing arts at Texas A&M University. The school offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in creative practices and to develop intellectual responsiveness to the problems, questions, and values that will confront them in their professions and as lifelong learners.

The faculty of the school includes artists, computer scientists, designers, historians, performers, creative technologists, and critical theorists. At the foundation of the school’s academic programs is an interdisciplinary approach to exploring where art, science, technology and theory combine through dance, music, theater, and visual art and design. 

Undergraduate degrees are offered in Performance Studies, Dance Science (a track of the Kinesiology, BS), and Visualization with undergraduate minors in Art, Game Design and Development, Film Studies, and Performance Studies and an undergraduate certificate in Performing Social Activism.

Graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Performance Studies, Master of Fine Arts in Visualization, and Master of Science in Visualization. Graduate Certificates are offered in Film and Media Studies and in Popular Culture.