Introduction

Overview

The College of Fine Arts comprises the departments of Art and Art History, Ballet and Modern Dance, Theatre, and the School of Music. The Department of Art and Art History offers the MFA in Art and the MA in Art History. The Department of Ballet and Modern Dance offers the MFA in Ballet or Modern Dance, as well as a Teacher Certification Program in Dance. The School of Music offers the MM in Performance, Musicology, Theory/Composition, Conducting, and Pedagogy, as well as the MMEd in Music Education, and an Artist Diploma in Piano.

Our faculty are dedicated teachers who combine strong academic training with years of professional experience in their disciplines. They pride themselves on their ability to convey to their students the knowledge necessary for successful lives and careers in the 21st century. We also have visiting faculty, guest artists, and performers who interact with students throughout the year enriching their learning experiences.

Resources available to students include numerous computer labs, lighting and sound systems, specialized libraries and conditioning equipment, galleries, art and dance studios, theaters, and performance halls. Our new Walsh Center for the Performing Arts was opened in 1999. Importantly, our programs enjoy close working relationships with the Kimbell Art Museum, the Fort Worth Symphony, Casa Maņana Theatre and the other visual and performing arts institutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.