The painting faculty encourages students to develop a personal approach to painting. Private and class critiques, instruction in technical skills, conceptual concerns and the exploration of art materials are essential elements of the curriculum. Discussions concerning contemporary issues and historical perspectives stimulate each student’s development of a mature visual language.

“Studio Art opened up many doors for me both personally and professionally ... When people see TCU on my resume it generates a positive response--I'm proud to have been a student there and I am continually reminded of the benefits it has brought my career.”

– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89