of Fine Arts
Ronald E. Bowles, Dean
Dr. Wes Moore, Associate Dean
> Academics > Undergraduate
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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