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About O'More College

Thoroughly integrated into Belmont’s liberal arts setting, the O’More College of Architecture & Design represents three complementary curricula in related, yet distinct, disciplines that build on past traditions to serve contemporary needs of culture, societies, institutions, and individuals. Although relatively new on the Belmont campus, our programs in fashion and interior design enjoy a heritage five decades in the making. Founded in 1970 at the independent O’More College in Franklin, Tennessee, the programs transferred to Belmont’s campus in 2018, where they were joined by a new program in architecture—the first in Nashville. Like its history, O'More recognizes the importance of tradition and place while engaging in continual reinvention to serve a changing world.

With a foundation in enduring principles of art and design along with a commitment to teaching the most relevant advanced technologies, our degrees prepare graduates to find meaningful careers in their fields in a Christian community of learning and service. With strong connections to the BELL Core, opportunities for study abroad and internships, the professional programs prepare graduates for success in their chosen fields as well as to pursue unexpected possibilities. O’More programs are academically rigorous and taught by exceptional faculty members with significant industry experience. Our supportive and collaborative environment contributes to the creative, personal and professional growth of students.

Recognizing that nothing grows physically, intellectually, creatively, or spiritually in isolation, we embrace an ecological metaphor to describe how we grow together in our programs, on the Belmont campus, and in our Nashville community; our programs complement one another and are integrated with other courses of study in the University; O’More students, faculty, and staff are naturally collaborative and community-minded, as are the fields that we study together. Graduates of O’More programs are equipped to make an impact in both Nashville’s growing creative community and beyond.