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First application fee for Summer 2017 Italy Study Abroad due Jan 20th.

Now is the time to make your first required payment for the Fine Arts in Italy study abroad program for July 2017. The deadline for 65% of the cost + the $200 application fee is due no later than January 20th.

Art/Digital Media New York City Trip – Spring 2017

The Art/Digital Media program will be hosting a “study away” field trip to New York City in the Spring of 2017.  We have tentative dates in April decided, from the 20th to the 24th.  Back in 2015, we did a similar trip where 8 students and Prof. Harding and Ireland went for a couple days.  We visited the Guggenheim, the MOMA, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea, the Met, Central Park, Times Square, and more all in a couple days.  This year we are interested in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Brooklyn, Videogamesnewyork, Dia Beacon, etc.  If there is anything artsy, cool, nerdy, tasty, or anything interesting you wanna do, come to the first info meeting this Monday, December 5th at noon with your ideas.  Lunch will be provided.  Find out about costs, credits, scholarships, and all the technical info about the trip, and see if you can join us this year.


Iceland Exhibition photo exhibit at CTFAC, reception this Thursday

Photo Credit: Knut Hybinette

Photo Credit: Knut Hybinette

Tarleton Digital Media Studies professors Knut Hybinette and Megan Ehrhart led eight students on a landscape photography quest in Iceland this last summer. An exhibition of their works will be on display at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council River North Gallery from Nov. 5-Dec. 17. Among the students who will be featured are Case Galbraith, Angelica Carlisle, Ellen Marie, Maria Beasley, Brittney Inman and Mathew Vanderpool.

“Each student shot approximately 4,500 photos for the course of at least 50 major Icelandic landscapes, so unlike anything seen before, this vast, almost mystical realm has so much to entice the senses. It is indeed a great challenge to try to capture the feeling of any particular moment with one still image seen through a glass lens.”, said Knut Hybinette in a press release.

The reception is Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at CTFAC’s River North Gallery.

Info Session – Study Abroad 2017 – Urbino, Italy

img_6935Interested in Fine Arts Study Abroad in Italy for 4 weeks this July?

Come to the Urbino Info Session!

Fine Arts Building, Room 101 (Children’s Theater)

Contact: Megan Ehrhart –

Study Abroad preview week – Look out for Art in Italy 2017


Iceland Photography Exhibit by Study Abroad Students in Granbury this weekend.

13901585_992963847483244_6699589430795404472_nDozens of photographs taken by Tarleton State University students during a study abroad course in Iceland go on public display this Saturday, Sept. 3, at Granbury’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Education Center.

Presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, the three-day exhibit—through Monday, Sept. 5—will be open from noon to 4 p.m. daily. An opening-day reception takes place at 5 p.m. at the Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., near Granbury’s historic square. 

Eight students from Tarleton’s Stephenville and Waco locations participated in the17-day Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course led by assistant professors Knut Hybinette and Megan Ehrhart, traveling some 1,385 miles around the circumference of the island nation.

With digital SLR cameras, multiple lenses and tripods in-tow, students photographed various landscapes, including lava fields, deserts, black sand beaches, rock formations, glaciers, volcanoes, lagoons, city landscapes and more. The students worked tirelessly to capture the perfect shot, battling cold, windy and sometimes wet conditions in a nation known for extreme weather and equally rugged and pristine landscapes.

Each student captured approximately 4,500 photos for the course, including at least 50 of major Icelandic landscapes—the Dettifoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Kirkufell, Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Seljalandsfoss, Namafjall and Vatnajokull Glacier.

“The Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course was a mad success. Students learned hands-on techniques in all lighting and weather conditions—true environmental challenges to even the most adept, professional photographer,” Hybinette said. “We may add aerial photography in addition to landscape opportunities the next time we offer this course.”

Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts plans to offer the Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course again in June 2018. (text taken from Tarleton Press Release)

Tarleton Goes to Iceland, by Megan Ehrhart and Knut Hybinette


This summer, a brave group of fearless student photographers trekked across the 1120 mile circumference of Iceland, working endlessly for the perfect shot in a world of extreme conditions and landscapes. Led by Assistant Professor Knut LSG Hybinette and Assistant Professor Megan Ehrhart, the Tarleton Study Abroad Landscape Photography class (June 17 – July 3, 2016) climbed precipices and narrow pathways, lugging along heavy SRL cameras, lenses, and tripods with determination as they battled cold, windy, wet weather — conditions never experienced before in the hometowns of Texas. Ready and equipped with all-weather gear, students Matt Vanderpool, Maria Beasley, Cliff Beasley, Amanda Conners, Angelica Carlisle, Ellen Marie Daugherty, Case Galbraith, and Brittany Inman worked at all hours in the eternal northern summer sunlight, determined to capture some of the innumerable magical moments throughout Iceland’s multifarious and often Jurassic fantasy worlds. The route was pre-planned by the professors, but there were no cookie-cutter guided tourist trips for this group.


We set out on our own customized, often off-road, adventure to experience as much diversity of land as possible. Up narrow and loose gravel pathways, we drove and climbed up mountains, volcanoes, hiked across acres of mossy lava beds, and great rift valleys such as the continental divide. We explored both flowing and frozen bodies of water, magnificently grand watery fjords, deep and swift waterfalls, rivers, blue and milky-white lagoons, oceans, and massive glaciers. Each student shot approximately 4500 photos for the course of at least 50 major Icelandic landscapes. Some specific notable landmarks captured on film included Dettifoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach, Jokulsalron glacial lagoon, Kirkufell, Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Seljalandsfoss, Namafjall, Vatnajokull Glacier and many more. We took nature on by storm (often, literally), but one of our greatest challenges was to find food — especially on the east coast of Iceland, where population is scarce. Iceland’s national food is the hotdog. They are available everywhere, even gas stations, and we ate more then we ever imagined was humanly possible.


Iceland is also quite expensive. Hot dogs cost about four US Dollars; Coke, three dollars; pizza and hamburgers, ten. Occasionally, students bought groceries in local food stores when they were available. Some students were brave enough to eat some of the regional fare, such as whale and reindeer burgers, puffin meat, and “Skyr” (a sour-tasting
Icelandic yogurt). No one was brave enough to eat the famous rotten shark meat, but a few really adventurous students did brave the KFC. Needless to say, the Tarleton Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course
of 2016 was a huge success. Students learned hands-on techniques in all lighting and weather conditions – environmental challenges to even the most adept professional photographer. We plan on offering this course in a regular rotation for Tarleton’s summer study abroad program in the future, with the addition of possible aerial photography to landscape opportunities.