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Architecture Student at Belmont


Design Your New Path

Pursue Specialized Interests On Your Way To Becoming a Licensed Architect

At Belmont, we know that design has the power to transform. Our students are critical thinkers who are socially, historically, and culturally aware, enabling them to solve complex problems through great design.

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a five-year program that is the quickest route to becoming a licensed, practicing architect.

As a student in the first and only architecture program in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, you’ll learn architectural design, history, construction technologies and more while benefiting from relationships with local agencies that ensure opportunities to engage in hands-on learning.

The B.Arch. program also sets aside a generous number of elective credits for you to pursue specialized interests within architecture, related to architecture or completely separate from architecture. 

Next Classes Start: January 5

Format: Full-Term, Some Online

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Elise Haines
Admissions Coordinator, O'More College of Architecture & Design
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Why Architecture at Belmont?

Our faculty is a combination of experienced educators and practicing professionals with industry connections and an understanding of current trends and technologies.
  • Small classes and personalized attention facilitate exceptional learning opportunities in design.
  • Focus on human-centered design projects with non-profit institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Dedicated fabrication laboratory.
  • Annual sponsor of Nashville Design Week, which seeks to unite, celebrate, challenge, and elevate the design community.
  • Anticipate full NAAB accreditation upon graduation of first class in 2025.
  • Classmates with common goals: your adult student peers, average age 31, are motivated, experienced professionals balancing the demands of family, work and school.  

O'More College Of Architecture & Design

In addition to the expertise of our Adult Degree Program staff, you'll also have access to the expertise of faculty in the O'More College of Architecture & Design, which has provided high-quality design education for more than 50 years. Check out the virtual tour of Hitch Hall, where students have access to cutting-edge equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutter, high-speed plotters, EFI/Optitex computerized pattern-drafting and 3D virtual fit software and hardware, and industry-standard manufacturing equipment. 

A faculty advisor will meet with you regularly to discuss your academic, design and career interests, and you will be supported by the Belmont's Center for Career & Professional Development  while you are here and after you graduate!