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 15, 2019. We will also consider portfolios again early February 2020.  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 3, 2020

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

TCU Magazine: From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Us,’ She Sets the Scene
Ruth De Jong is a top Hollywood production designer. by Lisa Martin Ruth De Jong photographed in her work / live loft in downtown Los Angeles. Photo: ...
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TCU Magazine: Creativity Boosts Your Brain
Artist Alex Hughes ’12 makes block prints in her studio in Richardson. Photo by Rodger Mallison Art helps the brain stay healthy, which leads to...
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TCU Fine Arts Will Not Host In-Person Audiences for Fall 2020 Events
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and TCU’s public health initiative to help protect the health and well-being of our community, the TCU College...
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2020 Senior Scholar Spotlight: Hannah Merritt
The College of Fine Arts congratulates our John V. Roach Honors College 2020 Senior Scholars! Selected by faculty consensus in their respective school...
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The self-reflective process of art making in quarantine
The students in Dan Jian’s Life Studies art class have had to adapt to distance learning in recent weeks, like numerous others across the university...
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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