College of Fine Arts

Since the founding of Texas Christian University more than a century ago, fine arts and related professional studies have been vital and integral parts of the University's educational program. Today, some 850 students concentrate their studies within the three departments and two schools that comprise the College of Fine Arts. Degree programs are available in art and art history; classical and contemporary dance; design, merchandising and textiles; music; and theatre. The academic programs of the college exact an appropriate balance between professional training and liberal arts studies. Personal counseling and relatively small classes allow the faculty to give attention to the work of each student.

College of Fine Arts 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. The college also has 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 equipment, galleries, art and dance studios, theaters and performance halls. The college's Walsh Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1999. Importantly, College of Fine Arts programs enjoy close working relationships with the Kimbell Art Museum, The Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Ballet Theatre, and the other visual and performing institutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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