Welcome Prospective Students

We are glad you have chosen to visit our site and hear more about our expectations and department! Please be certain to check out all the tabs on our site, and feel free to email Cliff Eanes-Tierney at cliff.tierney@lipscomb.edu or call 615.966.5813 with any other questions you may have.

Entering Our Program

All students wishing to study in our program must submit a portfolio of work for review. These portfolios allow our faculty to evaluate a student's skill level and ability prior to allowing student into the program. Due to the competitive nature of many of our fields, we are strict in our evaluation of these portfolios, so we strongly encourage prospective students, transfer students, and those wishing to change their major to take their portfolio seriously.

If you are not applying for a scholarship, below is the necessary criteria for submitting a portfolio. Students wishing to apply for scholarship in the department must also submit an additional portfolio, though they may contain the same works. Information on the necessary material to apply for scholarship is found under the scholarship link located on the left navigation bar.

***All incoming students, freshmen and transfers, will not be advised by the Department of Art if the incoming student has not submitted an Entrance Portfolio or Scholarship Portfolio for review by January 28 each year.

For non Animation majors only--Entrance Portfolio of recent work must include:

A. Digital slides of recent work in PDF format
B. Minimum 10 works/ maximum 20 works
C. Digital slides accepted on zip/usb drive only 
D. Digital slides must have a corresponding slide list with the following information: the title of the piece, medium, size of the artwork, and the date of completion.
E. Letter of Intent addressed to Department Chair (Explaining what concentration you wish to study, who you are, contact information, etc)
F. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (If sending via Mail and not digitally)

Do not send original art work because portfolio will not be returned.

For Animation majors---please click here for specific Entrance Portfolio Guidelines

Questions about submitting a portfolio may be directed to Mia Jaye Thomas via email at mjthomas@lipscomb.edu or by telephone at 615.966.5813.

FAQ About Visual Art Portfolios

Department of Art Handbook

Department of Art Scholarships

For more information about attending Lipscomb:

Questions related to transfer credits, course loads, etc, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Aid

Lipscomb University Admissions