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Welcome from the Dean

dr.-stephen-eaves-03.jpgIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University.  CVPA is a place where you can feed your creative soul in an inspiring, innovative community of artistic excellence.  A place where you can fully develop your talent and see how far it can take you.  We offer internationally-recognized, nationally-accredited programs in art, design, music, theatre and dance. Beginning Fall 2018, we are offering world-class programs in Interior Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising through the new O’More School of Design at Belmont.

Our excellent artist/faculty teach and mentor you in an environment of innovative curriculum and experiences that prepare you to thrive in a variety of 21st century arts careers.  We provide opportunities to connect and learn through study away opportunities, internships, guest artists and alumni. The vibrant arts and creative culture in Nashville enhances our top-rated educational experience in the arts by providing opportunity for excellent industry and creative partnerships.  

CVPA’s creative community is embedded in a top-rated university that values the arts, is student-centered and provides the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

As Dean of the college, I am honored to serve Belmont and use my diverse experiences as a performer, musician, teacher and Arts leader to ensure that we are providing a relevant and engaging experience for students.  I invite you to explore our programs, events and alumni successes in MusicArtTheatre and O'More School of Design. I encourage you to discover your place in our creative community!  We are truly committed to guide and challenge you to develop your passions and talents to meet the world’s needs.  From here to anywhere!

Stephen Eaves, D.M.A.
Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts