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Academic Programs

Cinematic arts, music, theatre and dance, fashion, design and the visual arts — we're ready to equip you for a sustainable career in the arts.

We graduate heroes

You learn to call the shots in Lipscomb’s Department of Cinematic Arts. Students will learn to write, direct, film, and edit various types of digital entertainment content through our undergraduate degree program. 

One school of music in the heart of Music City

Lipscomb’s School of Music has a great reputation for both contemporary and classical training. Classical music students sharpen their skills in one of the many ensembles at Lipscomb, and contemporary students begin working in Nashville’s professional music scene from day one. 

Step on to our stage

Lipscomb’s Department of Theatre is known for top-notch training and award-winning theatre throughout Nashville.  The curtain goes up on at least five main-stage productions throughout the year including a musical each fall. 

Fashion forward with Fashion & Design

Clothing and fashion plays a role in everyone’s life whether from a daily consumer level or on a larger scale as it plays an integral part in costuming and theater. Our fashion merchandising program teaches students to learn to design clothing and develop fashion lines. Our students also learn how to manufacture, buy, promote and sell fashion through special experiences in Nashville, New York and abroad.

Creative expression of the human experience

Lipscomb’s Department of Visual Arts is well connected to the Nashville art scene and has a trendy art gallery downtown. Art classes are small, enhancing one-on-one interaction with accomplished instructors. The John C. Hutcheson Gallery showcases the work of artists, both student and professional. Timeless art meets cutting edge techniques in the visiting artist program where Lipscomb welcomes artists on campus for two and three day events, showcasing their work and presenting lectures.

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Our Departments

Department of Cinematic Arts

We emphasize hands-on learning and put our students to work making films as soon as they step on campus.

Cinematic Arts

School of Music

Our faculty, adjuncts and guest musicians fill an impressive calendar of performances, master classes and studio lessons. With Music City as an extension of our campus, you'll be studying music in the best circumstances possible.

School of Music

Department of Theatre

Auditions and competitions away from school, professional internships, and collaborations with Nashville professional theatres bring honors to students and helps them find either a place in graduate school or a professional position after graduation.

Department of Theatre

Department of Fashion and Design

Our students learn through hands-on classroom experience, internships with leading industry experts and travel to New York City and other fashion hubs.

Fashion and Design

Department of Visual Arts

Within our department you'll gain access to the Nashville art scene, our art galleries, and opportunities for personal interactions with industry professionals.

Visual Arts