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 theatre productions. Performances are presented on the Levelland campus in the Helen DeVitt Jones Theatre for the Performing Arts, and in community and school settings throughout the area.
The department hosts frequent exhibitions of faculty and student art works, as well as art work produced by contenporary artists, in the Art Gallery of the Christine DeVitt Fine Ats Center. 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 18th century to the 20th century.
Departmental chairperson is Dr. Bruce Keeling, professor of music.