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Art, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #187 (QS) Nashville, TN, United States
Many students will use the program in studio art as a foundation for careers in which creativity and the visual communications are especially valued, as the basis for advanced training in professional schools (such as art, architecture, museum studies) and for employment in galleries, museums or design- related fields. 
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Knowledge of the visual arts had become an essential key to the understanding of culture in any given place or time. Now, more than ever, ideas find expression through the medium of art, which is why the Department of Art at Vanderbilt has developed a curriculum that embraces a wide range of methods and perspectives offered by nationally (and internationally) recognized professionals. Although they are practicing artists themselves, these faculty members are devoted to teaching and sharing their technical and theoretical expertise not only with the students who seek to develop their creative energies as majors in Art but those from other disciplines who are drawn to the evocative powers inherent in a visual language.

Along with the strong foundation they receive in traditional processes—drawing, painting and printmaking—students are given the opportunity to explore sculpture in its many faceted forms, from the handling of clay, to the creation of installations, assemblages (often a springboard for aspiring architects), and the visual imagery or activity born of conceptual revelations regarding social issues and theories of everyday life. The program also presents students with today’s most cutting edge venues for artistic expression, including video art, digital animation, experimental photography, and performance art. Within the context of small classes, where faculty members can work closely with each student to assist in the discovery of an artistic voice and the honing of technical skills, the emphasis is always on the innovative – the place where the concept and the handling of the medium converge in a work of art.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Studio Art.
  • Drawing and Composition.
  • Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio.
  • Printmaking I: Screen Printing and Lithography.
  • Text and Image.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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