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Areas of Study

At the College of Fine Arts, you’ll deepen your skills and prepare for a successful career. Choose from 57 undergraduate and advanced degree plans, and start elevating the arts through your talent, intelligence and values. You may also customize your degree by adding a minor to your studies.

Undergraduate Degrees

Explore our wide variety of undergraduate degrees, where you’ll gain the skills necessary to compete successfully in today’s changing job market. Classes promote skills in creative and critical inquiry and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. In our programs, you will develop your talents as an artist and put your passion into practice.

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Graduate Degrees

Choose from more than 20 advanced degree programs in the fine arts offered through our highly-ranked schools and departments. You will display a high level of mastery in your professional medium and be equipped with scholarly research skills. Our programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers as creative artists and teachers at institutions of higher learning.

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TCU’s architectural lighting design minor is a discipline of study where art and science come together to transform spaces and experiences. Our interdisciplinary courses and hands-on projects provide architectural lighting design minors with the experiences that practicing interior designers and lighting designers encounter but most design programs don’t offer. You’ll learn how to manipulate natural and artificial light to affect visual merchandise displays, theatre sets and a range of physical environments.

Minor in Architectural Lighting Design

Courses in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship allow students to gain the knowledge and practical skills to effectively lead arts organizations, such as orchestras, galleries, theaters, museums, film and dance companies and/or successfully manage their artistic careers in the creative economy.

Minor in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship

As an art history student, you will learn about art in the world-class museums of Fort Worth and Dallas and gain the skills necessary to compete successfully in today’s changing job market. The foundation in liberal arts and humanities that art history provides is essential to becoming a life-long learner and educated global citizen.

Minor in Art History

The TCU School of Music will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to join the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers and arts advocates.

Minor in Music

As a studio art student, you’ll experience your education through a variety of contexts from cross-disciplinary interaction and off-campus exhibitions to classes in professional practices. Choose from courses in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and new media and create in our inspiring studio spaces.

Minor in Studio Art