Vanderbilt University is proud to offer a number of diverse Precollegiate and Continuing Education programs:
Offered through the Blair School of Music, the Blair Academy at Vanderbilt provides studio instruction in both individual and group settings, classroom instruction, and ensemble instruction.
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of new knowledge to improve our understanding of human health and disease. As part of our ongoing commitment to disseminate new knowledge, we are creating new online educational resources and continuing education coursework that features our outstanding cadre of Basic Sciences faculty members in a variety of disciplines.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds. OLLI focuses on the joy of learning. Interesting topics are explored with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts. In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests. OLLI participants exercise their minds while making new friends, not only in the classroom but through other educational activities, special events and community engagement.
The Wond’ry is Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center. Its three story, 13,000-square foot space, located adjacent to the Engineering and Science Building, facilitates transinstitutional collaboration between students, faculty, and staff from all schools, levels, and disciplines. From engineers to scientists to entrepreneurs to artists, the Wond’ry is the primary point of connection for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Wond’ry is the catalyst for building and strengthening creativity across campus, fostering innovation in all fields, and forging a stronger “maker” culture at Vanderbilt University.
At the Wond’ry there is something for everyone, from speaker series and workshops to makerspaces, interactive art exhibits and unique corporate partnerships. The Wond’ry provides students opportunities to gain real-world experience in creating new processes, building new technologies, and forming fresh insights. Students and faculty are encouraged to build, innovate, explore and care. Here, our campus community can turn abstract ideas into realities that make a difference in people’s lives.