College of Applied Arts

The College of Applied Arts provides hands-on experiential learning, and student-centered education at the bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral levels. With five academic areas housed in two departments and three schools, our students choose from a variety of specializations. Students in the College of Applied Arts can develop the skill sets they need to compete responsibly, professionally, and successfully in our real-world economy.

Our College emphasizes innovation, experiential learning, research, and service as we educate the next generation of compassionate and transformational leaders.

Continue your academic career

In the College of Applied Arts, students interested in pursuing a graduate degree can choose from a variety of challenging academic programs. Setting you up to succeed at Texas State and beyond is an honor and our privilege.
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a proud HSI

All Are Welcome At Our Hispanic-Serving Institution
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First First Gen Proud

A first-generation student is someone whose parents/guardians did not complete a four-year college degree.