Overview of the College of Fine Arts
Ronald E. Bowles, M.A., M.C.M., Acting Dean
Wes C. Moore, M.M., Associate Dean

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Mission Statement

The primary goal of Dallas Baptist University's Mission Statement is the producing of servant leaders. The College of Fine Arts is uniquely poised to carry out this goal and mission. The very nature of the disciplines in the fine arts lend themselves to ministry (servant leadership). The implication for servanthood looms large if the ministry to others is the focus in music, the visual arts, and communication.

The fine arts involve not only technical procedures (a part of education), but also communication of feeling and revelation of values. The arts make us fully human and can be used to change people and reveal as well as influence the values of society. Also, this college has the opportunity to produce leaders who are willing to serve with distinction in their field. With the extensive use of technology from music notation and composition to media graphics, the College of Fine Arts is positioned for excellence in the 21st century.


The College of Fine Arts provides a curriculum which offers broad aesthetic experiences in art and music for both the major and the general student. In addition to the course work which introduces the student to the fine arts, many creative activities and programs are offered each year. Regular performances are presented by the University Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, University Ringers, and Consort Singers. Student and faculty art displays, together with musical and dramatic presentations, provide ample opportunity for participation and enjoyment. The University also houses some outstanding works of art permanently displayed on the DBU campus. These include one bronze sculpture by Max Greiner entitled "The Divine Servant," located near the entrance to the John G. Mahler Student Center, two bronze sculptures by Max Greiner entitled "Fishers of Men," located by the Mountain Creek and Kiest entrances to the University, and one bronze sculpture by Max Greiner entitled "The Great Commission," located near the John G. Mahler Student Center. 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 12 Disciples, Jesus, and Paul by artist Kenneth Wyatt are displayed in and near the Gaston Chapel in the Collins Learning Center.

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 curricula of these areas 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.

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College of Fine Arts Majors:

Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media
Communication: Communication Theory
Communication: Graphic Design 
Music Business

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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. The goals of the College of Fine Arts are:

  • 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.
  • All graduates of the College of Fine Arts 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.

  • 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 graduates of the College of Fine Arts 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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