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Putting Your Passion into Practice

Join a passionate community that fuels your talents and sparks your personal growth. TCU’s College of Fine Arts is a hub of scholarship and creativity in North Texas for musicians, designers, artists and more. From here, you’ll access a dazzling array of art museums, performing companies, symphonies and theatres, as well as industry leaders in design and fashion merchandising.

What will you study?

The 33 areas of undergraduate study and 24 areas of graduate study lay a foundation of excellence through academic and artistic rigor.

Career Preparation

We empower individuals to pursue their passions, elevating the arts through their intelligence, talent and values. Horned Frogs are prepared to be global leaders.

Soirée Fantastique

The Fine Arts Gala is the college's most invaluable fundraising event. Attendees help support the exceptional learning opportunities for College of Fine Arts students. Join us for a magical evening, including student performances, dinner and a silent auction.


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Erika DeFreitas "an earnest weight in the crease", 2017 video still 02:00 minutes

Black Borders: Artists of Color, Reframing Culture

March 3 - May 5

Black Borders: Artists of Color, Reframing Culture, an exhibition featuring new video works and installations that both embrace and challenge notions of what it is to be a contemporary artist and a person of color. The practice of the participating artists navigates, supports and embodies this duality. What does it mean to be viewed as an African American artist, or a female artist of color? How do you make art that is your own within what is often considered a monolithic culture of Black art that is associated with the politics of race and social responsibility? These questions highlight the assumptions of audiences and the art-world expectations other artists, critics, curators and collectors.

Natasha Conover: Sculpture Katie MacCrory: Photography

Unexpected: BFA Senior Exhibition featuring Natasha Conover and Katie MacCrory

April 23 - April 27

Join the graduating BFA candidates Natasha Conover and Katie McCrory for their capstone exhibition, "Unexpected". "Unexpected: BFA Studio Exhibition" will be on view at Moudy Gallery from April 23 – 27, 2018, with an opening reception on Monday, April 23, from 5-7 pm.

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Bat Boy

April 24 - April 28

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia.

Ensemble Concert Series: TCU Symphony Orchestra Concert.

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ensemble Concert Series: TCU Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Student Recital Series: John Gaal, percussion.

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Recital Series: John Gaal, percussion.

Student Recital Series: Huayong Sun, piano.

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the TCU School of Music for the student recital of Huayong Sun, piano.

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Fine Arts News

School of Art Graduate Student earns 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Texas Artist Award
April 24, 2018 — TCU School of Art graduate student Audrey Travis was named the 2018 winner of the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Art...


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Chinese Muslim Calligraphy Workshop Held on Campus
On Friday April 6, Master Chinese Calligrapher Haji noor Deen presented a workshop for a group of students, faculty and staff. Master Deen is a world ...

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School of Music professor Jesús Castro-Balbi named 2018-19 ACE Fellow
The College of Fine Arts and the School of Music are proud to announce that the American Council on Education has awarded Jesús Castro-Balbi a 2018-1...


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Graphic Design Students Win Competition Honoring African-American Alumna and Professor Allene Jones
On Wednesday, February 28, members of the TCU community gathered in Smith Hall to celebrate the work of 10 students who competed in a design competiti...

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Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising’s Wardrobe to Envy
Clothing collections can provide valuable visual and hands-on experiences for students studying fashion merchandising, and TCU’s nearly 2,500 costum...


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Student Work

Students experience holistic guidance and growth from renowned faculty and uncommon opportunities. During her time at TCU as a musical theatre major, Devin Berg saw the one-act play she wrote realized on the Hays Theatre stage. With the help of theatre professor, T.J. Walsh, “Mister Major and the Minor Wife,” came to life.

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