The faculty of the Department of Art at Belmont University believe that the combination of a strong liberal arts background with intense study of the studio arts, art education or design best prepares its BFA majors for their personal lives and professional careers. Our graduating majors choose to enter a wide variety of arts-related fields or graduate school.
The Department of Art currently offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with options in Studio Art, Art Education or Design Communications. We also offer a BA in Fine Arts in Art History. Minors in Art require 18 hours with options in Studio, Painting, Photography, Design Communications, and Art History. The basic requirements for the major and minor in art are presented with their respective course descriptions at the following link: Undergraduate Catalog - Art Department
Belmont has the only B.F.A. program in Nashville with all these options. Specific courses are offered in 2-D and 3-D design, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Design Communications, Digital Imaging, Sculpture, Printmaking, Art History, and the Professional Education requirements for licensure. Internships and Study Abroad programs are also available for credit.Art and Design Studio production courses meet for 6 hours per week for 3-credit hours.
Study Abroad opportunities for the summer, a semester or a full year are currently possible in France, Great Britain, or Italy. The French Program is centered at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Angers; while the British program is conducted in London. The Italian program is offered at the Florence University of the Arts. A full range of studio, design and academic courses---including the appropriate foreign language---are offered in each program. You'll find a complete list of Belmont Study Abroad options here.