In the Fine Arts Track, you will participate in three core courses, a studio concentration, field trips and a final exhibition. Fine Arts students strengthen technical skills and critical thinking as they learn to develop their own artistic practice.
Concentration (Meets 4 days/week)
Students choose from:
Drawing & Painting
Download the full descriptions of our concentrations.
Foundations (Meets 2 days/week)
This course will help you see the world as visual artists do by strengthening your ability to observe, conceptualize and analyze through artmaking. Emphasis will be placed on the methods, materials, and concepts of surface, space, and time-based art.
Portfolio Preparation (Meets 1 day/week)
Learn techniques and strategies for building a strong portfolio and gain a distinct advantage when applying for scholarships and admissions into art college. Professional admissions counselors will offer critiques and guide you through the college application process.
Art History (Meets 2 days/week )
In this course you will learn to evaluate, interpret and analyze works and develop a strong vocabulary to talk about art. Slides and group discussions will aid you in this learning process as you study historical and contemporary trends.
Field Trips and Outings (Meets 1 day/week)
Each week you’ll venture off campus to explore Nashville’s vibrant art and design communities. Past outings have included studio visits, museum tours and trips to local galleries for conversations with local artists, designers, curators and dealers.
You’ll gain practical experience planning and installing an exhibition to showcase your work. Family and friends are invited to Watkins’ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery to celebrate your work at the program’s concluding exhibition and reception.
As a Fine Arts student you will:
- Earn college credit
- Study and apply the principles and elements of art
- Prepare a first-rate portfolio
- Spend time in the studio or lab
- Exhibit your work
- Explore Nashville’s art scene
- Discover what it means to be an artist or designer