Creativity is cited as one of the most valuable skills to employers; that is, the ability to imagine outside the boundaries of common thinking to solve the most difficult of the world’s problems. The underpinning of the School of Art’s philosophy is to create critical thinkers, nimble scholars, educators and artists who are able to adapt to myriad work environments in order to positively impact their communities.
Our programs encompass three areas of study: Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art. As a faculty, we deliver a comprehensive visual arts education for our students. The School of Art has art specific scholarships, to supplement TCU’s financial aid packages. Our NASAD accredited programs include a variety of degree options, wherein students can tailor their education according to their dreams and aspirations, while digging deep into their area of study. To fuel creative output we provide many opportunities in the classroom as well as in the community, giving our students the tools necessary to choose multiple career paths. We encourage you to come see our wonderful facilities or to visit a class.
As a member of the College of Fine Arts, the School of Art is housed in the J.M. Moudy Building, designed by the renowned Connecticut architectural firm of Kevin Roch John Dinkeloo and Associates, an architectural landmark on the TCU campus. Our facilities include state-of-the-art teaching spaces, and technologies, as well as two art galleries that show the work of our students as well as professional national and international artists.
We are proud of what we offer and look forward to being proud of you!
-Sally Packard, Director of the School of Art, College of Fine Arts
– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89