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

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


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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.

Erika Duque, Night Plants

Erika Duque MFA Thesis Exhibition: Anochecer

March 19 - March 23

The Art Galleries at TCU presents Anochecer, Erika Duque's MFA Thesis Exhibition. Anochecer focuses on a series of paintings that emphasizes the color changes of the landscape as the sun falls below the horizon. The viewer will be immersed through three stages of what Duque has observed to be the differences in night light.

Student Recital Series: Emily Walters, french horn.

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the TCU School of Music for the student recital of Emily Walters, french horn.

Student Recital Series: Laena Batchelder, violin. Edward Newman, piano.

March 19 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student Recital Series: Laena Batchelder, violin

Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Poetry and Performance

U.S. Central American Poetry and Performance: Women’s Voices and Diasporic Experiences: A Lecture and Reading by Poet Leticia Hernández-Linares

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"U.S. Central American Poetry and Performance: Women's Voices and Diasporic Experiences: A Lecture and Reading by Poet Leticia Hernández-Linares" is a public bilingual recital for Leticia Hernández-Linares, a U.S.-Salvadoran poet and visual artist.  Tuesday, March 20th, from 5-7pm at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. This event is co-hosted by the TCU Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and The Art Galleries at TCU.

Student Recital Series: Samuel Rolim de Souza Araujo, violin. Edward Newman, piano.

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the TCU School of Music for the student recital of Samuel Rolim de Souza Araujo, violin, accompanied by Edward Newman, piano.

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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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