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Admission to the School of Art

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Undergraduate Admission

A portfolio is required to pursue an undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art Education in the School of Art. The portfolio is submitted via the application to the University. For all application information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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)

Undergraduate Admission


Graduate Admission

The College of Fine Arts guides you every step of the way to identify and accomplish your academic and career goals. In addition to applying through the University’s Office of Graduate Studies, students are required to submit supplementary application materials to their units.

Visit the departmental pages for the areas below for supplementary graduate admission information:

MA in Art History

MFA in Studio Art

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In addition to TCU’s full range of scholarships, the School of Art offers competitive scholarships for art majors.

Scholarship Deadlines


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