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School of Art

The University Of Texas Río Grande Valley is a component of the University of Texas System. The School of Art consists of two campuses in the southernmost part Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.  One campus is located in Edinburg and the other in Brownsville. Both campuses are close to South Padre Island and northern Mexico. The School of Art’s programs operates in a unique rich international multicultural bilingual environment that provides abundant opportunities for artistic development and expression.

The School of Art Faculty welcomes students to explore a wide range of media for the purpose of developing effective communication skills through the conceptual and analytical comprehension of images. We believe expression of the visual arts serves humanity. This creative endeavor promotes the development of critical observation, a strong foundation for communication skills and encourages the investigation of the natural world and the multicultural, social and political elements of a global society, and also encourages students to explore both traditional and contemporary fields.

The UTRGV School of Art Edinburg Campus has a 73,000 square foot facility with the highest quality studios and labs in graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, digital photography and film photography with a wet lab.  The Brownsville Campus has 20, 000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with very unique 20 foot high ceilings in all of their studios for optimum student art production in painting, ceramics, sculpture photography (digital and film), printmaking, drawing, an iMac lab for computer imaging and graphics, and a 3000 square foot out door open area for experimental art.  

The School of Art supports the Guiding Principles of the University and encourages students to pursue lifelong learning and the development and practice of their discipline. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in various art programs.  We also offer undergraduate and graduate study abroad courses in such countries as China, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Italy.

School of Art
Brownsville and Edinburg Campuses
Contact Information:

Brownsville Campus:
Rusteberg  Hall 180
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas, 78520
(956) 882- 8805

Edinburg Campus:
VABL 1.201
2412 Bus. 281 (Closner)
Edinburg, Texas 78539
(956) 665- 3480