George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts Academic Programs
The George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts is divided into four schools:
The School of Music
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.
The School of Theatre and Cinematic Arts
This school contains the departments of Theatre Arts, Cinematic and Digital Media, and Animation. Lipscomb’s Department of Theatre is known for top-notch training and award-winning theatre throughout Nashville. Students in Cinematic and Digital Media will learn to write, direct, film, and edit various types of digital entertainment content through our undergraduate degree program. The Department of Animation is led by Tom Bancroft, a Disney animator who works with students on professional projects as a part of their education.
The School of Art and Design
Lipscomb’s Department of Visual Arts is well connected to the Nashville art scene and has a trendy art gallery downtown. Graphic Design prepares our students for an ever-growing field and art form. Our Department of Fashion trains students in both design and merchandising. Art Therapy is one of the few programs of its kind in the region.
The School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management
Our program offers experiential, paid learning labs on campus where you'll gain immediate skills and practice in food and lodging management, as well as high-level events production within your first year. We will prepare you to create, collaborate, and lead with a servant heart and an entrepreneurial spirit.