The curricula in the Fine Arts Department are planned to provide for the educational preparation, cultural enrichment and personal fulfillment of the students and patrons of South Plains College. Courses in Art, Music and Theatre Arts are offered to: (1) provide pre-baccalaureate education for students seeking a career in art, music, and theatre; (2) provide students and the members of the community with quality educational programs and cultural events; (3) serve as an educational resource for students and teachers in the surrounding area; and (4) encourage an avocational interest and participation in the arts.
Activities of the department include performances by the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band and the Concert Choir; solo recitals; chamber music concerts; and dramatic productions. Performances are presented on the Levelland campus, and in community and school settings throughout the area.
There are frequent exhibitions in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building of faculty and student art works, as well as art produced by a variety of contemporary artists. The Fine Arts Department also houses and displays several works from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Art Collection. These paintings were donated to the college by the late Mrs. Post and include works by noted artists from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.
Departmental chairperson is Bruce Keeling, professor of music.