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Dean’s Message


 The arts have the power to transform lives.

Welcome to the TCU College of Fine Arts!

At TCU, the fine arts are thriving. Whether through the performing arts of music, dance, and theatre, or through visual art, art history, graphic design, interior design, or fashion merchandising all our lives are enriched by the efforts and products of our faculty and students.

The impact of our learning community extends nationally and globally. Many of our faculty and students participate in study abroad programs, including those in London, Florence and Paris, just to name a few, as well as enjoy performing opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. Our students come from across the United States and numerous countries around the globe.

At TCU’s College of Fine Arts, we are committed to discovering, nurturing, and supporting the artistic potential in our students as well as sharing the fine arts with the larger community.   At TCU our students develop their talents, explore the diversity of cultural expression, and prepare for a successful career, all in harmony and concert with our public. While we already enjoy an impressive array of strategically designed and supportive physical spaces, TCU is committed to improving our facilities through major capital improvement projects.

The College of Fine Arts offers a distinctive and distinguished faculty who are deeply committed to students’ success. The abundant resources of TCU’s welcoming campus together with the outstanding arts and cultural organizations of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex create a learning environment that is critically important in the transition from the classroom to job opportunities and beyond.

The TCU College of Fine Arts takes great pride in being a vital contributor to the arts communities of North Texas, the greater southwest, and the world. By combining an exciting slate of TCU faculty and students with distinguished guest artists and performers, all who share their distinctive expertise with the campus community, we create extraordinary arts opportunities for all.

Please join us in celebrating all the fine arts at TCU.

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Richard C. Gipson
Dean, College of Fine Arts