Cumberland University

Music and the Arts

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Academic Programs


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre
    • Music Theatre emphasis
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
    • Entertainment Design emphasis
    • Digital Photography emphasis
    • Painting emphasis
    • Sculpture emphasis
    • Studio Art emphasis
    • Art Education emphasis
  • Bachelor of Music (B.Mu.)
    • Music Education emphasis
    • Music Performance emphasis (vocal or instrumental)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Fine Arts
    • Music
    • Studio Art
    • Theatre & the Dramatic Arts


  • Art
  • Digital Photography
  • Entertainment Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre

Scholarships and Information

All Cumberland University students are encouraged to participate in Fine Arts activities. Scholarships are available for students, regardless of major, with abilities in Art, Instrumental or Vocal/Choral Music, or Theatre. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, see below for further information, and fill out a Fine Arts Scholarship form.

Art- Cumberland University students are encouraged to take individual art courses or pursue an art minor or a major in Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art. Various visual art media, techniques and styles are included in the curriculum, and a student art show is one of the many art displays in the Adams Gallery of the Fine Arts Center. For further information about the program or art scholarships, contact 615-547-1331.

Theatre- The Phoenix Players are a theatre group which present at least one performance each semester. Contact Dr. Larry Menefee at 615-547-1191 for further information about the program or scholarships for the Phoenix Players.

Music- For further information about the Music program or scholarships, contact Dr. Brian Kilian at

Letter from the Program Head - Bachelor for Fine Arts 

We are committed to assisting each students educational experiences and guidance to help them attain their individual goals and aspirations in the field of fine arts. Our curriculum is based on the national standards set forth by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Students gain professional development through rigorous internships and senior capstone programs. These experiences provide an enriching vehicle to meet the needs of the corporate, educational and professional world of fine arts.

Ted Rose, M.F.A.