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 no later than November 1, 2020. We will also consider portfolios again early February 2021 (please note: TCU’s last application deadline was February 1, 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 1, 2021

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

NBC DFW: TCU Art Exhibit Gets Inspiration From Pandemic
NBC DFW talked with two featured artists about CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning Safety in Times of Pandemic, the latest exhibition from The Art Galleries...
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CREATE + PROTECT: Mask exhibition showcases creativity across campus
As the pandemic continues to evolve, staff at the Art Galleries at TCU have found a way to turn this new normal into art. CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning...
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Fine Arts News 2020
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The Art Galleries at TCU open call for submissions for upcoming mask exhibition
In a year of dramatic change, The Art Galleries at TCU has found a way to inspire creativity amongst the TCU community. CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning S...
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TCU Magazine: Elizabeth Theban’s Thesis Focuses On How “The Fox” Changed Art Criticism
A short-lived ’70s journal that used Marxist ideology had a significant influence on the art world. by Caroline Collier Capitalism and art have a...
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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