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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, 2022. We will also consider portfolios again early February 1, 2023.  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, 2023

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

Frances Jean Colpitt’s Papers Bequeathed to the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution
Frances Jean Colpitt, art history professor emeritus and former Deedie Rose Potter Chair of Art History. Frances Jean Colpitt, art history professor ...
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Unveiling Identities in New Art Exhibition
In Passing: Ann Le & Trinh Mai” is organized by guest curator Kim Phan Nguyễn ’21. Courtesy of Kim Phan Nguyễn  Join the School of Art ...
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Jessica Fripp Receives Prestigious Franklin Research Grant for Sabbatical in France
Johan-Georg Wille, Project for the Decoration of a Women’s Hospice, undated, pen and ink wash, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Department of Prin...
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Art History Alumna Lands Prestigious Internship with the Dallas Museum of Art
School of Art alumna Shelby Bennett. School of Art alumna Shelby Bennett ’23 was awarded the prestigious Dedo and Barron Kidd McDermott Intern F...
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Lead On, Creatively: Kerrie Meister  
The Shaping the Arts series highlights TCU College of Fine Arts faculty and alums who are at the forefront of their field and Lead On creatively. ...
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In conjunction with TCU’s sesquicentennial, the School of Art will host a group exhibition featuring the work of 150 artists in all media accompanied by an exhibition publication that explores the legacy of the visual arts at TCU.

March 24 – May 6, 2023 (opening reception, March 24, 5-8pm) at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, 2900 W. Berry, Fort Worth

Artists featured will include current TCU student and faculty artists, and alumni students and faculty artists. Selections of works by local and regional artists from the TCU permanent collection, and selections of archival materials from TCU’s Special Collections will also be included.

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