How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to the University.
Submit an application to the Office of Admissions
Step 2: Compile a portfolio of 20 digital images of your artwork.
In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the university, students who intend to pursue the BFA degree in Studio, or the liberal arts BA in Art must also submit a portfolio of work in art and/or design to the Department of Art. Transfer students, as well as new first-year students, must submit portfolios. Students seeking a BA in Art History do not need to submit a portfolio.
The portfolio should contain two or three different media to reflect diversity and breadth of experience. Include a numbered checklist corresponding to the images, stating the size, date and medium of each piece, and indicating the correct viewing position. All 3D works must include at least 1 additional viewpoint. Also include a one-page statement of purpose that articulates a personal vision and communicates the student's desire to pursue a degree in art or design.
Step 3: Submit your portfolio.
You may create an online e-portfolio and email the URL address to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may burn the images to a CD and mail it to:
Department of Art/LCVA
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
Step 4: Notification of acceptance into the Department of Art.
You must be accepted by the university before being admitted to the department. Once you have received notice of acceptance from the Office of Admissions, you will receive a separate letter from the Department of Art welcoming you into the program. All portfolios received, or postmarked, by December 1 will be reviewed by a group of faculty members from the Department of Art to determine the recipients of the Leu Art Scholarships.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact Ms. Stacey Bryan, Office Manager, Department of Art at 615-460-6770. Please note, however, that questions about whether specific courses will transfer or course substitutions apply cannot be addressed until the Office of the Registrar completes a transcript audit and the student is enrolled on campus.