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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 1st. We will also consider portfolios again early February 1, 2024.  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, 2024

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

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Shaping the Arts: Julia Franklin ’00
Mainframe Studios mural by Molly Spain and photo by Ryan Damman. Both are Mainframe tenants. The “Shaping the Arts” series highlights TCU Colleg...
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Q&A: Creating the MFA Candidacy Exhibition
The Refract exhibition features new work by second-year MFA candidates: Austin Lewis, Mckee Frazior, Raul Rodriguez and Eli Ruhala. Artwork by Raul Ro...
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Shaping the Arts: Alejo Benedetti ’15
Alejo Benedetti during a tour of “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” organized by Benedetti and presented at Crystal Bridges in 2019. Photo b...
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Shaping the Arts: Christopher Blay ’03
“Evita Tezeno: Out of Many” exhibition, spring 2023, at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Photo provided by Christopher Blay...
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Accessing Preconscious Movement in Art and Dance
Undergraduate and graduate drawing students explored the significance of the body and gestural elements, culminating in a group performance using char...
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