Why Study the Arts?
As a TCU fine arts student, you’ll study under renowned professors and guest artists, perform in award-winning productions and ensembles, show your art and design in juried exhibitions and competitions and collaborate with other students in creative clusters.
At the same time, you’ll develop your analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration and creativity — skills that are valuable in any career — to adapt to whatever the future might bring. You’ll be prepared for any endeavor you pursue and for life as a globally minded, creative world-changer.
Whatever you study in the arts, TCU is a place to discover and deepen your talents. You’ll interpret the world around you and gain a broader context for thinking creatively, understanding the big picture and communicating effectively.
And when you graduate, you’ll be happier in your job because of your time here — 75 percent of recent fine arts graduates and 82 percent of prior fine arts graduates are highly satisfied with their careers, according to a Strategic National Arts Alumni Project report.
The College of Fine Arts offers 33 undergraduate degree-plan options and 24 advanced degree programs in the fine arts. The college includes the schools of Art, Music, and Classical & Contemporary Dance, and the departments of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising and Theatre.
Expand your horizons with study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, plus service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe. In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, fine arts students also can study the arts in faculty-led summer programs in Paris, London, Florence and New York City.
Step outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. With opportunities for internships, part-time jobs and industry connections through our alumni base, you’ll leave TCU prepared and marketable for whatever comes next in life — giving you that much more of an advantage in our global society.
Your TCU education takes you anywhere. Be a creative director, dancer, teacher, composer or musician. Start your own business or own your own studio. Our grads work for Fort Worth organizations like Pace Communications, B Sharp Youth Music and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, plus international leaders like Fossil, Ralph Lauren, Pentagram and renowned fine arts institutions like National Gallery of Art, Atlanta Ballet, Wolf Trap Opera and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Our career services group are experts in helping you translate your skills to many successful career paths.