This interdisciplinary program shared between the Art and Art History programs is designed to encourage students to make connections between artistic expression and their major area of academic interest.

Fast Facts
  • Be guided by faculty who are internationally recognized experts in their fields
  • Change the way you see the world
  • Work and explore in San Antonio’s excellent museums and galleries
Student admiring gallery wall of art


What You'll Study

A student-driven exploration of art-making and the history of art


Scholars and artists share their expertise in diverse areas of study and practice  

Trinity Art faculty help students develop their creative expressions employing specialized methods and materials. Art History faculty refine students’ critical understanding through expert analysis of the art of Mesopotamia, late Medieval and Renaissance art, nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting and photography, Latin American art, and architectural history.

Kate Ritson
Kate Ritson, M.F.A.
Department Chair
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Laura Agoston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Douglas Brine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Mark Garrison, Ph.D.
Alice P. Brown Distinguished Professor
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Jon Lee, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
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Eleonore Lee
Part-Time Faculty
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Theresa Newsome
Part-Time Faculty
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Adam Schreiber, M.F.A.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Hands-on professional experience in creative fields and art institutions

The combined resources of equipped studios for multiple disciplines and a professional art gallery offer students hands-on experience putting theory into practice.

Research Opportunities

Students may serve as research assistants to faculty members or undertake summer research supported by an Undergraduate Research in the Arts &...

Study Abroad

Venture to London, Paris, Florence, Edinburgh, Mexico City, Tokyo, and around the world!


The art and art history programs make full use of San Antonio’s rich cultural resources. Students routinely work in local museums and galleries.


Spaces and Facilities

The Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery serves the Trinity University by presenting dynamic programs of exhibitions, lectures, and events.

Lectures and Events

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists and art historians to campus to lecture and show their work. 

Honors Programs

Honors may be awarded to those students who complete a thesis during the senior year.

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