Art Department

Hands-on Training in Art and Arts Administration


The Art Department offers a major in Art leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Studio Art and Art Education. 

The BS degree program in Art prepares students to work professionally in art related fields by providing concentrated studies in:

  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Graphic design
  • Phtography
  • and K-12 art

Each discipline encourages students to approach and resolve aesthetic, intellectual, and technical problems through informed:

  • practice,
  • experimentation,
  • and historical awareness.

We believe that students must have exposure to a broad range of studio experiences to develop first-hand knowledge of the creative process. The in-depth understanding that students acquire in the department, through authentic research compiled with historical study and critical analysis, develops the visual literacy necessary for successful artists, designers, and art teachers. In addition to the degree program the department supports the cultural climate of the campus with a continuous program of exhibits and lectures in the Hiram van Gordon Gallery.

joel batey

Exhibition: Where in the World is Joel Batey?
Artwork by Joel Lamar Batey from notable Nashville Collectors
January 15th - February 26th

Opening Reception:
January 25, 2018, 4pm-6pm
Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery