Department of Art & Design

Hands-on Training in Art & Design

Art Students & Faculty

Shining Within Their Communities and Abroad!

research forum

Graduating art majors, Brandon Van Leer & Martina Buress participate in the Spring 2018 Research Forum for the Arts!

study abroad

Interior Design students travel to Spain in 2017 for study abroad trip, coordinated by Professor Sue Ballard de Ruiz

donahue madison community center

Madison Community Center gets new artwork thanks to Art Department professor, Brandon Donahue, and 32 Metro-Nashville students

grassfire entry sign

Graphic Design professor, Kaleena Sales, and students partner with Grassmere Zoo to create new signage in and around the Historic Home & Farm

moore painting mural

Art Education professor, Lakesha Moore, partners with Warner Arts Elementary Magnet School for "Imagine Your Future" mural project
kappa pi

Attention Students! 
Join Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society!
sprite mural

Painting Professor, Brandon Donahue, collaborates with Art Department Alumni Jay Jenkins, OffTheWall Nashville, and Woke 3 for a Sprite Sponsored Mural for Fashion Week Nashville.

About the Program

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

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

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.