Art helps us to see, and how we see determines how we live. If you are a visually stimulated person and love to manipulate art materials to express yourself and your worldview, then think about participating in Arts Discover Day at Belhaven University.

Visual Art/Graphic Design/Tradigital

You will have the opportunity to check out the exciting things going on with the Belhaven Art & Design Department, tour our magnificent art building, visit the exhibit in the Art Gallery, and more. Attend workshops taught by Belhaven faculty and experience firsthand what a college art class is like.

Registration will open for this event 6 weeks in advance.

Please contact the admission office at or 800-960-5940 with any questions.

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National Accreditation

Belhaven University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Importance of Accreditation

Arts Discover Day Schedule:

New schedule will be posted spring 2024. See sample schedule from fall.

Art + Design Discover Day Schedule
Friday, November 17, 2023
7:00 a.m. Check-in — Center for the ArtsConcert Hall on Riverside Drive
7:45 a.m. Kick-off and Opening Prayer
8:00 a.m. Welcome from the President
8:30 a.m. Meet and Greet with Art + Design
9:00 a.m. “But is it art?” – Group Discussion
9:30 a.m. Campus Tour
11:00 a.m. Admission and Financial Aid Overview
12 Noon Lunch with Arts Showcase – Billy Kim International Center
1:00 p.m. Tour of Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Portfolio Reviews / Q&A
7:00 p.m.
Thursday– Saturday
Nov. 16-18
Fall Dance Concert – Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Complimentary tickets
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17
Cinderella, Blackbox Theatre, Center for the Arts
Complimentary tickets
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17
Symphony Orchestra Concert , Concert Hall, Center for the Arts
Complimentary tickets
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You Visit Us; Earn a $1,000 Scholarship

It’s absolutely true! We’re so confident that you’ll love what you experience on your visit to Belhaven, we’ll add $1,000 to your first-year scholarship package when you come for a personal visit or one of our Discover Days.

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13