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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee

10 Colleges
$21,067 Avg Salary
$28,330 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 411 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #50 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Tennessee to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee

The colleges and universities below are the best for Fine Arts majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Our analysis found Belmont University to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in Tennessee. Belmont is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville.

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The excellent programs at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Tennessee. UT Chattanooga is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Chattanooga.

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The excellent programs at Middle Tennessee State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Murfreesboro.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Watkins College of Art Design & Film. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee list. Watkins Institute is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee list. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville.

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#6

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee ranking. U of Memphis is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Memphis.

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With a ranking of #7, Tennessee Technological University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public college with a large student population.

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East Tennessee State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Johnson City, ETSU is a public school with a large student population.

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#9

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Memphis College of Art

Memphis, TN

Memphis College of Art ranked #10 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Tennessee list. MCA is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Memphis.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 924
Florida 1,437
Virginia 735
North Carolina 755
South Carolina 386
Kentucky 444
Louisiana 333
Alabama 402
Arkansas 197
Mississippi 140
West Virginia 148

One of 9 majors within the area of study, fine and studio arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jorge Royan.

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