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George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts

The College of Entertainment and Arts is where students can grow as believer artists. It is a place where they can train with outstanding faculty and distinguished industry professionals, connect to a vast network of professional artists, collaborate with students from various artistic disciplines, cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit that will fuel a sustainable career and, most importantly, perfect their art while strengthening their faith.

Mike Fernandez, Dean of the George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts

Mike Fernandez

They can get real world experience by working on major motion pictures with professional production companies, train with Dove and Grammy Award winning musicians, learn animation from a Disney animator, work with Broadway professionals on major theatrical productions, curate art shows at our Open Gallery in downtown Nashville, develop the next big video game or mobile app, design for theatre, fashion runway shows, concerts, film and theme park attractions, explore art from all over the world, and so much more.

And all of these experiences and opportunities are rooted in a foundation of faith.

Mike Fernandez


The Boone Family Center for the Performing Arts

The Boone Center completes a $30 million investment in the arts at Lipscomb University over the past 10 years. It will house a state-of-the-art 500 seat theater and an intimate recital hall, which will not only serve our students but will also serve the Nashville arts community through partnerships with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the Nashville Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the Gospel Music Association, and the Nashville Symphony, among others.


The CEA is the ninth of 10 colleges at Lipscomb and is the fastest growing college on campus. To keep up with the influx of new students and new degrees, new scholarships are needed to ensure that any capable student can attend the George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts at Lipscomb University.

The Steinway Initiative

In 2016, the CEA joined an elite group of colleges and universities around the world when it was named an “All Steinway Campus.” In order to attract the best students, we must provide them with the best equipment to insure that they receive the best training. Through the Steinway initiative, we seek to endow this important distinction for countless generations of students to come.

About the College/Vision

The mission of the George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts is to be a Christ-centered, innovative entrepreneurial arts community committed to rigorous artistic training, creative collaboration and professional growth.  We believe that you can honor God and be a leader in the entertainment industry. To that end, we seek to train the next generation of believer artists who seek to uplift, challenge and entertain culture through their art.

We offer an education and vision for the arts unlike any other academic institution.