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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

Celebrating 150 Years of Fine Arts at TCU
  Kick-off TCU’s 150th anniversary with “A Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Spectrum,” an evening of performances and presentations showcasing t...
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The living room
Lead On Creatively: Kaylee Meyer
The Lead On Creatively series highlights TCU College of Fine Arts alumni, students and faculty who are putting their passion into practice. We spoke...
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Lead On Creatively: Dhananjaya Perera
The Lead On Creatively series highlights TCU College of Fine Arts alumni, students and faculty who are putting their passion into practice. Dhananjay...
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Babette Bohn, TCU art history professor emerita
TCU Presents: How Women Shape the Arts
Discover the stories of the pivotal contributions from women who have shaped the world of the arts since the time of the Italian Renaissance. The pane...
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Van Cliburn Concert Hall performance
Fine Arts News 2022
Fall 2022 Fine Arts News Inside the 2022 edition of Fine Arts News The Sound of Music: School of Music performers shine in the Van Cliburn Concert ...
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TCU School of Art – Division of Art Education presents the Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair

Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, the most well-known art therapist in the United States, will lead art therapy workshops for the School of Art. She is a specialist in child trauma, has written over 20 books and she also founded The Expressive Arts Therapy Institute in 2010. Cathy Malchiodi PhD | Trauma Specialist and Bestselling Expressive Arts Therapy Author – Cathy Malchiodi PhD

March 14-16