Studio Art students will learn and engage in contemporary art practice through the curriculum, visiting artists, faculty, abundant resources available in the DFW area – such as internationally recognized museums – and a thriving gallery system. Students are taught to think, to critically analyze real world problems through art practice and interaction with other disciplines on campus. In addition, they will acquire technological skills used in contemporary art practice, applicable to many other disciplines. Within the curriculum structure, students will have the opportunity to take part in entrepreneurial endeavors and collaborative work, and will be encouraged to interact with other students/disciplines across the TCU campus.
- The programs in the School of Art at TCU are designed to challenge and nurture creative minds.
- They are comprised of talented individuals who are equally passionate about education, art, and the world it inhabits.
- Students who share this zeal for creativity will find that TCU’s Studio Art major has a lot to offer. Excellent faculty, focus on students’ individual desires, and small class sizes are the hallmarks of this program. BA, BFA, and MFA degrees are offered, creating opportunities for students to concentrate solely on art production or to double major.
- The art school facilities are world-class, providing students with sophisticated equipment and technology that prepare them for the 21st century workforce. Both TCU and the School of Art understand that a student’s ability to cross disciplines — Art + Science; Art + Engineering; Art + Business; or Art + Entrepreneurship (to name a few) — are vital opportunities in their educations for the post-industrial workforce.
- The School of Art fosters an environment of cross-disciplinary practice by offering students multiple opportunities in the form of courses and collaboration, in and out of the School of Art. As the world changes, so does the School of Art, because the faculty understands that students must be prepared for a flexible, interdisciplinary, and collaborative workforce.
Course Examples by Year
Drawing I and II
Design & Color
Three Dimensional Design
Survey of Art History
New Media, Video Art, 3D Printing & Modeling
Art Professions Seminar
Art Since 1945
Where Graduates Go
Studio Art graduates have numerous career choices upon graduation. Those who are interested in studio production may acquire gallery representation, museum work, or public art opportunities, or pursue a graduate degree for university teaching. For students who are interested in the less traditional path, opportunities abound in many fields as the artist’s creative skills become highly desirable in such occupations as business and science. Students graduate with the creative acumen, problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills essential for tomorrow’s workplace.