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Dean’s Message

Amy Tully

The Fine and Performing Arts at TCU…Where We Transform Passion into Practice

Welcome to TCU’s College of Fine Arts!

We have six academic units in the College of Fine Arts: The School of Art, The School for Classical and Contemporary Dance, The Department of Design, The Department of Fashion Merchandising, The School of Music, and The Department of Theatre. Each of our areas is guided by our mission to prepare the next generation of creative leaders in the arts and champion the value of the arts as essential for learning and living in a global society.

These artistic values are coupled with the intellectual value of a liberal arts education that fosters a love for inquiry and appreciation of the humanistic experience. While creativity and artistry have always been important to humanity, they have proved essential for uplifting our communities during the past few years during a pandemic, recurring social injustices, and economic instability. This is a critical and exciting time to be immersed in the fine and performing arts!

Our faculty are the backbone of our college and they are respected leaders in the regional, national, and international arts communities. We are proud that our reputation for artistic excellence is balanced with dedicated faculty mentors who nurture student curiosity, creative scholarship, and support holistic wellness and student success. With smaller class sizes and hands-on entrepreneurial opportunities, our graduates are prepared for careers, additional training, and real-world experiences beyond the fundamentals of the classroom.

Whether you are enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student, your education will be strengthened by college-to-career experiences and extraordinary facilities. Located in the heart of Fort Worth and the Metroplex area, we capitalize on the culture and artistry around us and the myriad creative opportunities available in our fine and performing arts community, and our partnerships with professional arts organizations.

I hope you will explore our website and make plans to visit our beautiful campus. The College of Fine Arts at TCU is an inclusive arts college where students flourish, diverse and innovative perspectives are encouraged, and passion is transformed into practice.

Amy Hardison Tully, D.M.A.
Teresa Ann Carter King Dean
College of Fine Arts