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Art Department

Tennessee Tech's Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus located near Smithville, Tennessee; approximately 25 miles west of TTU's main campus off Interstate 40.

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

The center is the largest part of TTU's Art Department and home to the craft studios offering the following BFA concentrations:

The B.F.A. degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

About the Center for Craft

The Center for Craft is an 87,000 sq. ft. facility located on more than 500 wooded acres overlooking Center Hill Lake. The facility includes spacious studios, a retail gallery, exhibition galleries, administrative offices, a library, a cafe, student housing, and meeting/audio visual rooms.

The center was created resulting from a 5 million dollar federal grant spearheaded by the late Representative Joe L. Evins, Tennessee Congressman serving on the House Appropriations Committee. Construction was completed in December 1979, and classes began in January 1980.