Undergraduate Programs

Cinematic Arts at Lipscomb University College of Entertainment & the Arts

Cinematic Arts

The general film production degree plan is an excellent choice for students who love film but also have other interests. Students will learn to write, direct, film, and edit various types of digital entertainment content through an undergraduate degree in either:

Programs: BFA: Film Production
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Fashion & Design at Lipscomb University College of Entertainment & the Arts

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. The fashion merchandising program at Lipscomb gives students a unique look at textiles and the role fashion plays in meeting societal needs and demand. Students learn to design clothing and develop fashion lines as well as how to manufacture, buy, promote and sell fashion through hands on classroom experience, internships with leading industry experts and travel to New York City and other fashion hubs.

Programs: BA or BS: Fashion Merchandising - Corporate, BA or BS: Fashion Merchandising - Entrepreneurial, BA or BS: Fashion Design, BFA Entertainment Design - Theatre
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Hospitality & Entertainment Management

You want to be a hospitality and entertainment management pro, so learn from accomplished professionals in the perfect location: Nashville. Music City’s interwoven hospitality and entertainment industry is dynamic and growing. As the second largest industry in Nashville, it employs 103,400 people and attracts 14.8 million visitors a year. Let our experts train you to join the creative class of hospitality and entertainment managers at home or abroad.

Programs: BA or BS: Hospitality & Entertainment Management 
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Music at Lipscomb University College of Entertainment & the Arts

Music

Lipscomb’s Department of Music has a great reputation for classical training, offering three undergraduate degrees:

Programs: BA: Music; BM: Composition; Contemporary Music; Performance Tracks: Vocal, Piano, and Instrumental, Teaching: Vocal/General and Instrumental; BS: Music

Music students sharpen their skills in one of the many ensembles as Lipscomb: Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, A Cappella Singers, Wind Ensemble, University Singers, Opera Workshop, New Music ensemble, and small chamber groups. The department also offers minors in Worship Ministry and Musical Theatre. Their faculty, adjuncts, and guest musicians (many from the Nashville Symphony) fill an impressive calendar of performances, master classes and studio lessons.
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Theater at Lipscomb University College of Entertainment & the Arts

Theatre & Dance

Lipscomb’s Department of Theatre is known for top-notch training and award-winning theatre throughout Nashville. Lipscomb offers undergraduate degrees in:

Programs: BFA: Theatre - Acting, BFA: Theatre - Directing, BFA: Theatre - Musical Theatre, BA: Theatre, BA: Theatre Ministry, BA: Theatre Teaching

The curtain goes up on at least six main-stage productions throughout the year including a musical each fall, a children’s play each spring, and two professional productions by the department’s artist-in-residence, Blackbird Theatre Company. Auditions and competitions away from school, such as the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) or the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) brings honors to students and helps them find either a place in grad school or a professional position after graduation.

The Dance Program— Students can get a minor that trains them in various forms of dance (Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, etc.). Students also have the opportunity to try out for Foundation Dance Theatre, the department’s student-run dance company.
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Visual Arts at Lipscomb University College of Entertainment & the Arts

Visual Arts

Lipscomb’s Department of Visual Arts is well connected to the Nashville art scene and has a trendy art gallery downtown. They offer undergraduate degrees in:

Programs: BFA: Studio Art, BFA: Graphic Design, BA: Art Therapy, BA: Art - Graphic Design, BA: Art - Studio, BA: Visual Arts Administration, BA: Visual Arts Teaching, BA or BFA: Animation.

Lipscomb 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.

Students earning a BFA in studio and graphic design step outside school for an internship that takes their work into the professional world, with an opportunity to build their portfolio. This is one of the many reasons that more than 85 percent of graduates have accepted a job or are on their way to grad school within six months of graduation.
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Contact Us

Mike Fernandez
Dean
Associate Professor of Theatre

615.966.5186
800.333.4358, x. 5186
mike.fernandez@lipscomb.edu

Scott Baker
Director of Marketing and Recruiting
615.966.5229
800.333.4358, x. 5229
scott.baker@lipscomb.edu