Creativity: a chance to emulate the artistic excellence of our Creator.
Being made in His image means that we have a desire to be like Him in the creative process. Because our creativity is an act of worship, our work is bonded with our faith.
The goal of our Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Department is to provide students with studies, practice, and experience from a Christ-centered perspective. We help guide our students to produce excellent creative work, use relevant tools and technology, and articulate analytical perceptions in theoretical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
The Visual, Performing, and Media Arts faculty is dedicated to assisting students in defining their calling as artists, Christians, and professionals. Through gifts of creative expression, students become servant leaders in our culturally diverse world—to open doors for hope, understanding, and collaborative change. We offer a range of visual arts majors to empower our students to do so.
Visual Communication Design
This major is similar to graphic design and offers structured concentrations for study in design or illustration.
Art and Visual Culture
This major focuses on the breadth of studio art informed by art historical and contemporary cultural perspectives. The major is designed to develop the student’s visual sensitivity and technical skills through theoretical research and creative practice.
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the visual arts and our natural ecosystems which examines visual art theory and practice, environmental studies and ethics, and government and social constructs and provides the framework for students to explore environmental issues on a local, regional, and global scale.
The media arts major incorporates advanced digital-based visual imaging, concepts, and applications in visual communication design, motion graphics, web-based media, and fundamental audio/visual media design and production.
We provide students a foundation for understanding photographic techniques, processes used within the industry, and relationships between visual disciplines and culture.