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Programs of Study

Watkins College of Art

There are plenty of opportunities for you here in the Watkins College of Art at Belmont. We encourage you to explore each page and discover where your passions align.

With a foundation in the classic principles of art and design along with a commitment to teaching the most relevant advanced technologies in a community of learning and service, our degrees prepare graduates to find meaningful careers in their fields.

At Belmont, you'll be able to experience a vibrant, multidisciplinary approach to education that is not found at arts-only schools. This means that you'll have the opportunity to take classes in other fields—taught by experts in those fields, as well as collaborate with students from different disciplines across campus.

Students can choose between a BFA degree in Studio Art or Photography, or a BA in Art Studies or Photographic Studies. What is the difference?

The BFA is a fully immersive, rigorous degree, heavy in studio classes that prepare you for entrance into the industry.

The BA degree fully embraces the liberal arts and is meant to combine with another discipline, either as a minor or additional major.

Graduate Program

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Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Build your conceptual methods and studio practice with our flexible, low-residency MFA in Visual Arts program.