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George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts Academic Programs

The George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts is divided into three 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.

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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