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 freshman will be uploaded as a part of your TCU application. The Nordan Young Artist/Studio Art & Art Education Award is open to entering freshman 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 by November 11, 2018. We will also consider portfolios again early February 2019.  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 4, 2019

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

Andrea Karnes '00 Art History
A Retrospective: 20 Years of TCU’s M.A. in Art History Program
Andrea Karnes ’00 Art History, senior curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Twenty years ago, TCU launched its M.A. program in art hist...
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Nicholas Bontrager
TCU Magazine: Army Survival Art Inspires Project
Subjects of 1957 Army drawings find new life in Nicholas Bontrager’s work. Nicholas Bontrager’s modern adaptation (left, courtesy of Nicholas Bont...
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The Codex Mexicanus is a small 16th-century book written in Nahuatl, a native Aztec language. Courtesy of Lori Boornazian Diel
TCU Magazine: Ancient Manuscript Describes Assimilation of Aztecs
Art historian Lori Boornazian Diel decodes the story of Spanish invasion and the struggle to find a new identity after defeat. The Codex Mexicanus is...
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School of Art Graduate Student earns 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Texas Artist Award
April 24, 2018 — TCU School of Art graduate student Audrey Travis was named the 2018 winner of the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Ar...
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Alicia Price Rico '04 stands smiling in the midst of buckets of flowers and ferns, holding a bucket of pink roses.
School of Art Alumna Alicia Price Rico ’04 Pushes Boundaries and Finds Fame through Bows and Arrows Flowers.
A living palette: At a Dallas floral wholesaler, Rico carefully selects the materials for her creations. Studying studio art at TCU’s School of ...
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Alumni Spotlight

Andrea Karnes '00 MA Art HistoryAndrea Karnes ’00, Senior Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

“The program prepared me in a way that I think was perfect for the career that I was moving toward, and had ambitions toward, and have now realized.”

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