Fuel Your Creativity

Studio Art

As a studio art student, you will develop a visual and technical vocabulary, which prepares you to pursue a number of career paths.

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Art Education

As an art education student, you will be prepared to competently teach art and its value to children in grades K-12.

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Art History

As an art history student, you will learn in the world-class museums of Fort Worth and Dallas and gain the skills to be successful in today’s job market.

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Admissions and Scholarships

The School of Art requires a portfolio for admission to degree programs in Studio Art and for scholarship opportunities in Art Education. The portfolio for incoming first-year students will be uploaded as a part of your TCU application. The Nordan Young Artist/Studio Art & Art Education Award is open to entering first-year students of superior talent in art with 12 or fewer semester hours of college level credit upon entry to the university. Our faculty review portfolios on a regular basis and decisions will be made at a number of different points during the admissions cycle. For early considerations please upload your portfolio no later than November 1, 2021. We will also consider portfolios again early February 2022 (please note: TCU’s last application deadline was February 1, 2022).  Your portfolio should consist of 15-20 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each) and PDFs (up to 10MB each) The portfolio should also include drawings from life (not copied from a photograph)

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Merit scholarships are for students who are currently enrolled at TCU or students who have transferred to TCU and are majoring in the Art Education and Studio Art (Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture) BFA programs.

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Graduate students in the art history and studio art programs benefit from numerous funding opportunities.

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The Art Galleries at TCU

TCU has two art galleries featuring student, alumni and faculty works as well as national and international artist exhibitions. These galleries provide a unique opportunity for the TCU and Fort Worth community to experience the arts.

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Museum Experience

As a student you will attend classes in museums in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. TCU is immersed in a variety of cultural opportunities.

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School of Art News

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award provides funding to 2021 MFA graduate
Clint Bargers, who earned a MFA in studio art (sculpture) in May 2021, is the recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) 2021 Emerging A...
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Curtains Up: In-person performances, exhibitions return in the College of Fine Arts
All performers, participants, patrons and audience members are required to wear a face mask. Photo: Heesoo Yang ’21   The College of Fine A...
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Fort Worth new media exhibition features School of Art professor
Associate Professor of Art Nick Bontrager will exhibit his work “Alone Together” at the upcoming “New Stories: New Futures” new media exhibiti...
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Art class creates collaborative art installation for TCU Race & Reconciliation Initiative
Twelve students in Dan Jian’s Drawing II class collaborated this semester on “We Can, Together,” an art installation for TCU’s Rac...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Art history professors publish books on prominent female artists
This March, TCU celebrates Women’s History Month and recognizes faculty members whose work highlights the contributions of women throughout history....
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Alumni Spotlight

“When I first got to Michigan State’s MFA program I was scared that I wouldn’t be as ready as the rest of my cohort since I was coming into the program so soon after undergrad. But in the short time that I have been here, not only have I gotten more comfortable teaching at a collegiate level, I have used so much of the knowledge that I learned while studying Art Education at TCU. ”

Lillian Young TCU Alumni 2019, MFA Candidate at Michigan State University

Alumni Lillian Young

School of Art Alumni Lillian Young