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 Art, 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 Art offers the BA or BS degree in Art in five concentrations: General Studio Art, Advertising/Visual Communication, Art History/Museum Studies, Painting/Drawing, and Photography.
The Department of Communication offers the BA or BS degree in Communication with five degree options: Communication Theory, Broadcast/Digital Media Production, Graphic Design, Public Relations, and in partnership with our College of Education, we offer a program in Communication Studies providing teacher certification for speech teachers.
The Department of Music provides a wide range of degree options including the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with concentrations in Church Music, Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, or Music Theory; 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. Ron Bowles, Dean
College of Fine Arts
The purpose 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.
Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by
producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming 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 dramatic 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,"
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.
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. In addition, students can enjoy performances
by the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet,
the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center
, and various performances at the Bass Performance Hall.
College of Fine Arts offers undergraduate majors in the fields
of art, communication, music, and music business. The curriculum
may serve 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.
of the College
college is committed to train students who will be capable
of the necessary skills and proficiencies to make a significant
contribution in the fine arts (art, communication, and music),
and to provide courses which give support in general studies
as required by the University and various degree plans.
of the College of Fine Arts:
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.
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.
College of Fine Arts graduates will be able to demonstrate
an acceptable 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.
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.
College of Fine Arts graduates will have a thorough knowledge
of the history, fundamentals, and basics of their field,
as well as develop adequate performance skills in their
area of expertise to pursue a profession in their chosen
field of service.
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