Visual Arts

Have you always enjoyed creative activities? Do you like working with your hands and enjoy learning when it's personally interesting to you? Do you want to build the knowledge and skills with which to express your ideas? The Art Program at Vol State offers courses in Drawing, Painting, Design (including Graphic Design), Printmaking, Photography and Ceramics. You may be interested in a few courses for your personal growth or you may be planning to pursue a career in the art and design fields.

Courses of Study

We offer the following degrees, both of which will transfer to any senior institution of your choice where you can earn your Bachelor's degree.

students standing beside art work during art showStudent Exhibitions

The Student Art Exhibition is held each year in April. This is a competition open to all VSCC art students. Each studio student is required to submit work produced during the preceding year. An outside juror selects works for exhibition and awards cash prizes. The Student Show and the Reception and Awards Ceremony are an annual highlight of the academic year.

In addition, the Student Art League operates a gallery in the Library. This exhibit space is open to all League members.

Art Scholarship

In the spring, the Art Department, through the VSCC Foundation, awards a one-semester tuition scholarship to a freshman student returning in their sophomore year as a full-time art student. An independent juror awards the scholarship based on portfolio review (a minimum 2.0 GPA is required).

The Vol State Art Gallery

The Vol State Art Gallery features the work of visiting artists from across the country, as well as local Tennessee artists and student and faculty exhibitions. It is free and open to everyone.

The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. During the semesters, when classes are being held, Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Gallery will be closed for holidays and at other times when the campus is closed. Hours in between semesters may be more limited. For more information call 615-230-3202.

View the latest schedule of the Visual and Performing Arts Series at Vol State, which includes upcoming Art Gallery shows.

Vol State Art Gallery