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The Belmont University Department of Art is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department of Art recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in Art by offering programs relevant to a range of traditional artistic disciplines and encouraging creativity, practice, and scholarship. Programs of study in Art History, Art Education, Design Communications, Experiential Design and Studio Art integrate experiences in perennial foundational skills with emerging concepts and technologies for students desiring to pursue the visual arts as a profession or as a focus for graduate studies.


Interior Design

Belmont University's O'More College of Architecture, Art & Design (formerly known as the O’More College of Design) has maintained CIDA accreditation (formerly known as FIDER) since 1984. Attending a CIDA-accredited interior design program ensures that you are receiving a quality education that will prepare you for entry into the profession upon graduation and lay the foundation for your future growth as an interior design professional.

“The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally. For more than 35 years, this knowledge-driven organization has been passionately committed to the ongoing enrichment of the interior design profession through identifying, developing and promoting quality standards for the education of entry-level interior designers, and then encouraging, accrediting and supporting educational programs to aspire to those standards.”   -About. (n.d.). Retrieved July 1, 2019, from

In order to receive accreditation through CIDA, an interior design program must meet a set of high academic standards and maintain those standards through a rigorous process of program self-evaluation and peer review.

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Our five-year BArch* program (beginning Fall 2020) prepares graduates for licensure. Belmont architecture majors will graduate fully prepared for the required three-year Architectural Experience Program, and their degree will position them to sit for the Architectural Registration Exam. Belmont is seeking accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the oldest accrediting agency for architectural education in the United States.

*Pending SACSCOC approval.