About Belmont University
Located in the large and culturally rich city of Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University offers the advantages of a small, private education that is grounded firmly in Christian doctrine. Nashville and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for creative types to work, play, and study. A number of art galleries, museums, and major institutes promoting the arts are located in the region, as well as a wide variety of artistic and cultural events and entertainment venues. Nashville is famous for its musical heritage, which, by extension, encourages the proliferation of all forms of artistic expression. Shopping, including art supply stores, is plentiful, and a wide range of cuisines is available throughout the city and region.
Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres two miles southwest of downtown Nashville. In the mid-1800s, the land the university now occupies was known as Belle Monte, the Victorian home of one of Tennessee¡¦s wealthiest couples, Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, but the property has been the site of higher education since the founding of the original Belmont College in 1890. With a strong commitment to providing a Christian community of learning and service, Belmont is now home to state-of-the-art facilities, more than 75 innovative areas of study and students from all corners of the globe.
Belmont University offers the BFA in graphic design. The program is structured to prepare students for careers in the graphic design industry, employment opportunities in design related fields, or graduate school. It is the aim of the university's program to help students develop an exceptional portfolio of work. Emphasis is placed on foundational design concepts, typography, design history and philosophy. Students are provided exposure to basic software applications, digital imaging, and Web page design. Internships are required during the final two years of study and have the option of exhibiting their studio work on campus, locally, and regionally. Art-focused study abroad programs are also an option.
Belmont University offers financial assistance from various programs comprised of federal, state, and institutional funds. The programs include grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office early in order to meet important deadlines for aid. Enrolled students are provided with academic, career, and personal counseling at no additional charge. Belmont University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.