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Art - Drawing and Painting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students in this Art - Drawing and Painting program at Carson-Newman University learn traditional skills and techniques at the lower levels of study, and then are allowed considerable freedom of personal expression at the higher levels of study. Our graduates from this program have become successful artists in a variety of ways.

Learning outcomes

The Department of Art is housed in the 4-story Warren Art Building, which sits in the heart of campus and includes two art galleries, several classroom studios, a number of private student studios, color and black and white chemical darkrooms, a Macintosh computer design lab, classrooms, and faculty offices. 

The art faculty are active professionals who have published scholarly or creative works, exhibited their artworks extensively, and won awards on the state, regional and national levels. Art and photography majors participate in monthly juried exhibits of their work in the Student Gallery and have the opportunity for senior thesis exhibitions. Art and photography majors also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through art assistantships for credit or pay through the University Work Study program and through select internships. 

The Department of Art strives to support and accomplish the overall mission and vision of Carson-Newman University, as a dynamic, vital and visible academic department on campus. All of our students are counseled toward a broad education in the liberal arts, to strive to create students who think critically and creatively and are knowledgeable about a wide range of disciplines. We seek to provide the general student the knowledge and ability to understand and appreciate the visual arts as an integral part of life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Contemporary Art 
  • Non-Western Art
  • Advanced Artmaking Methods 

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

  • Application for Admission
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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