College of Fine Arts
Dr. Ronald E. Bowles, Dean
Dr. Wes Moore, Associate Dean


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A Word from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in the College of Fine Arts at Dallas Baptist University. The College of Fine Arts houses the Departments of Visual Arts, Communication, and Music at DBU, offering degrees in a broad range of fine arts programs. An outstanding faculty is ready to serve you and your educational needs in every way possible. Our goal is to help you cultivate your God-given creative skills and talents, and develop into the effective artist and servant leader He desires you to become.

The Department of Visual Arts offers the BA or BS degree with Art in four degree options: Studio Art, Graphic Design, Commercial Art, and Digital Photography.

The Department of Communication offers the BA or BS degree in Communication with four degree options: Communication Theory, Broadcast/Digital Media Production, Graphic Design, and Public Relations.

The Department of Music provides a wide range of degree options including the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with concentrations in Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, or Music Theory; the Bachelor of Music Arts (BMA) degree with an emphasis on worship studies; the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree with all-level teacher certification; and the BA/BS degree in Music (liberal arts major). Our expanding Music Business program offers the BA/BS in Music Business with four degree concentrations: Live Performance, Recording, Commercial Song Writing, and Worship Leadership.

We sincerely hope you will consider Dallas Baptist University as the place to complete your college education. We encourage our students to find their passion and calling as it relates to God's master plan for their lives. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance in your decision process, please don't hesitate to contact me. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Ronald E. Bowles, Dean
College of Fine Arts


Mission Statement

The mission of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings. The College of Fine Arts is charged with the responsibility of aiding the university in that mission through the creation and development of highly trained and skillful artists committed to excellence in the visual arts, communications, and music, focused in their individual fields of artistic endeavor and dedicated to servant leadership in the church and community.

Vision Statement

Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world.


The College of Fine Arts exists to provide an educational program that offers broad experiences in the visual arts, communication, music, and music business. In addition to the course work that introduces the student to the fine arts, many creative activities and programs are offered each year. Regular music performances are presented by our DBU ensembles including the Grand Chorus, University Concert Chorale, and Legacy. Student and faculty art shows and displays, together with musical and opera presentations, provide many opportunities for individual participation and enjoyment.

The University also houses outstanding works of art permanently displayed on the DBU campus. These include three bronze sculptures by Max Greiner entitled "The Divine Servant," "Fishers of Men," and "The Great Commission." In the lobby of the Student Center is an original oil painting named "The Patriot" by Bruce Marshall. In addition, a series of artworks of the Twelve Disciples, Jesus, and Paul by artist Kenneth Wyatt are displayed in the foyer of the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel.


Dallas Baptist University is uniquely situated near the cultural centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. There are numerous excellent galleries and museums in the area such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Art Center, African American Life and Culture Museum, and the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Additionally, students can enjoy performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center, opera and music theater performance at the Winspear Opera House and Wylie Theater in the Dallas Arts District, and various performances at the Bass Performance Hall including the Fort Worth Symphony and the Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth.


The College of Fine Arts offers undergraduate majors in the fields of the visual arts, communication, music, and music business. The curriculum serves as preparation for specialized graduate study, as background training for a career in the arts, or when coordinated with supporting courses in education, as preparation for teacher certification.


Goals of the College of Fine Arts:

  • All general studies students enrolled in courses offered by the College of Fine Arts will have an acceptable knowledge and appreciation of all the fine arts.
  • The College of Fine Arts faculty will demonstrate excellence in teaching, engage in meaningful participation in professional, scholarly, and service activities, as well as serve as servant leadership role models for students and peers.

  • All College of Fine Arts graduates will be able to demonstrate an excellent level of mastery in their major area which will make them competitive with their peers from other comparable programs in the fields of art, communication, and music.

  • The College of Fine Arts graduates will be prepared to either enter the job market in their chosen field or be qualified to enter graduate study.

  • All College of Fine Arts graduates will have a thorough knowledge of the history, fundamentals, and basics of their field, as well as develop performance skills in their area of expertise to pursue a profession in their chosen field of service.




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