The Bryan Fine Arts Building, home to the Departments of Music and Art, opened in 1981. The building is named in honor of distinguished Tennessee composer and teacher Charles Faulkner Bryan who was also an early music faculty member at TTU. The building is a 55,000 square-foot structure that includes 28 faculty offices/teaching studios, four music classrooms and two art classrooms, individual and small ensemble practice rooms, a large ensemble rehearsal space, a small recital hall, and Wattenbarger Auditorium, the University’s main concert venue. The Art Education Lab is in Room 248, and the Painting Studios are in Room 249.

The main office for the Department of Art will be located in Room 129 of Foundation Hall. During the month of August, contact Ward Doubet at the Appalachian Center for Craft for Art Department information.


View a MAP and DIRECTIONS to the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

Building Hours

Regular Building Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m. to midnight

Holidays and Breaks:

  • Semester break (Dec/Jan): CLOSED December 24 at 8 p.m. to January 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Independence Day: CLOSED July 3 at 8 p.m. to July 5 at 7 a.m.
  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED preceding Wednesday at 8 p.m. Open following Friday at 8 a.m.

Unauthorized persons in Bryan Fine Arts Building during times of official closing will be ejected by University Police and are subject to University disciplinary and/or statutory procedures. Students wishing access to the building during times of official closing must obtain advance permission from the Departmental Office at 931/372-3161.

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