University of Memphis
About University of Memphis
The University of Memphis is located in the City of Memphis, TN. The area offers a wide variety of attractions, cultural and dining experiences, and outdoor fun. Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, and the famous "home of the blues," Beale Street, are the most popular destinations. Memphis is home to a lively arts community, including the Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Ballet Memphis, Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, the Chucalissa Museum (focusing on Native American history and archeology), an IMAX theater, the Delta Blues Museum, Dixon Gallery and Gardens (which specializes in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts), the Memphis Botanic Garden, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and much more. Day and nighttime entertainment abounds on Beale Street, the Cooper-Young Entertainment District, Overton Square Entertainment District, and year round themed festivals. Museums include Schwab general store, the Alex Haley House and Museum, the W.C. Handy House Museum, the Mississippi River Museum, and the Ornamental Metal Museum. Outdoor activities include Laser Quest, Golf and Games Family Park, or attend the races at Memphis Motorsports Park and Race On Driving Experience.
The University of Memphis offers the BFA in architecture, with an emphasis in interior design. The program of study for each degree program is structured with a primary objective: to engage students in the processes and standards of design and technology necessary for shaping the built environment. The interior design concentration consists of 120 credit hours. The program of study is very structured and most course are offered only once per academic year. Coursework includes fundamentals of design and interior design, architectural graphics studio, design visualization, human factors in interior design, sustainability in interior design, and history or architecture.
The University offers more than 145 student organizations and special interest groups to cater to nearly every taste. Groups that support athletics, arts, community service, political, religious, and ethnic groups, and leadership opportunities are available. A number of social and honor fraternities and sororities are on campus, along with intramural sports and university athletic teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, rifle, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Academic, career, and personal counseling are also available to students.
Federal, state, institutional, and non-institutional financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships may be available to qualified students. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office for more information.
The University of Memphis is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.