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


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Mission Statement

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.

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 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," 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. 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.


The 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.


Goals of the College

The 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.

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 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.

  • 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 adequate performance skills in their area of expertise to pursue a profession in their chosen field of service.




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