Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

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Description of academic departments & student skills

Following are descriptions of academic departments and the skills that Huntington University students can potentially bring to your organization in terms of project expertise during their internship.

Bible and Religion

Students majoring in Bible and religion are learning to be good interpreters of the Bible with a good understanding of the themes and issues of Christian theology. Students will know the history of the church and how the Bible has been understood throughout history.  They are working at developing skills for relating the Bible and Christian theology to contemporary life through teaching and preaching.

Graduates with a major in Bible and religion will be able to demonstrate mastery of the content, theological themes, and concepts of the Bible; understand the process involved in the composition of biblical literature and the development of theology; demonstrate skill in using proper methods and resources for sound interpretation of the Bible; have the skill to preach and teach the Bible by drawing forth the theological ideas and principles that are expressed in the biblical text and showing the relevance of biblical concepts for contemporary living.

Biology

Students in the biology major have a broad understanding of the important concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics. Their knowledge base in biology includes cellular and molecular concepts as well as organismal and physiological aspects of biological systems.

Biology majors will have skills in critical analysis, data acquisition and interpretation, and presentation of important scientific topics. They will also have many laboratory skills, which include basic laboratory technique as well as sterile technique (for some), use of many instruments in the biological as well as chemical realm. Most of our students will have enough experience to be able to learn how to use new instruments or techniques that they may not be familiar with. Much of our data collection is now aided by the use of computers.

Business

Students in the Business and Economics Department complete a common core of basic courses that include principles of business organization and management, accounting principles, economics, and business writing and speaking.

Students majoring in Business are able to organize and maintain accurate records, communicate ideas, facts and abstract concepts to others and have the ability to solve problems and make appropriate decisions. They are able to use both qualitative and quantitative information as they research problems and seek alternative courses of action. They are able to use computer software as a business tool to present and analyze information. They are able to function as a part of a work team to cooperatively achieve results. They understand the fundamental strategies applied in the management of people, marketing, finance and operations. Individual students have specialty areas of expertise in economics and finance, accounting, management, small business management and not for profit management.

Accounting

Students majoring in Accounting complete a common core of basic courses that include macro- and micro economics, business law and organizational studies, finance, statistics and other mathematical courses, as well as several computer software courses, including at least one general ledger package.

Accounting majors will be able to organize and maintain information accurately and have the ability to solve analytical problems and make appropriate decisions. Specific skills include preparing bank reconciliations, preparing basic income and payroll tax returns, preparing monthly/year-end adjusting entries (depreciation, accruals, deferrals), preparing budgets and the follow-up variance analysis, preparing trend and ratio analyses of financial statements, evaluating internal control, identifying product/service costs, and developing spreadsheets.

Economics and Finance

Our business program attempts to instill in its students a Christian foundation for making business decisions. Students who have enrolled in the program have focused their energies on how both textbook and real world experiences apply in the business world. “Our program helps students apply theories and concepts they’ve learned in class to practical, real-world problems,” says economics professor Ann McPherren. “Our goal is not just to train business people, but to educate the heart and mind – to grow young people into effective stewards.” Girded by faith, equipped with up-to-the-minute skills and technology, and confident in their calling, Huntington economics and finance graduates effectively serve as “salt and light” within their chosen profession. As an economics and finance major, you will be prepared to enter the professions of financial services, banking, insurance, risk management, real estate, and more.

Management

Students majoring in Management complete a common core of basic courses that include macro- and micro economics, accounting, business law and organization, finance, statistics and other mathematical courses, as well as several computer software courses.

Business Management majors, through their course work, in-class and out-of-class activities and practical business experiences required for graduation will be able to speak, write and present effectively. They will be able to organize and maintain information accurately, communicate ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to others, and have the ability to solve analytical problems and make appropriate decisions. They can construct and deliver appropriate background research and presentation information, establish professional and reciprocal relationships with others in work settings, and create positive environments for engaging in profitable business.

Marketing

Marketing is one of the foundational building blocks of any successful business. At Huntington University, students will study under professors with more than 50 years of marketing experience at companies such as Fidelity Investments, Dreyfus and Fuji USA.

Classes focus on the principles of marketing, salesmanship, market research, consumer behavior, business communication, financial management and advertising and promotion. Professors will then expand upon those concepts to prepare students for a 21st Century workplace, such as using social media sites for promotional purposes.

Music Business

Music Business Majors are familiar with the music industry, technology and related contacts, are able to set up a store or private music business, which includes such things as selling instruments, music and accessories, arranging for repairs and recording, and setting up tours.

Entrepreneurial Small Business Management

Students who have chosen the Entrepreneurial Small Business concentration will have developed or will be developing skills that are key to being effective in the small business environment - an ethic of hard work and continuous striving, observation and listening skills, the ability to discover problems and opportunities, the ability to analyze a situation and to offer a decision alternative as the result of following an efficient and effective decision-making procedure. Our students are recognized as having very good communication, presentation, and software skills. Small business students also have an interest and an understanding of the significant sacrifices that small business owners make financially and personally in time and family. These students understand what it is that drives a person to start and operate his or her own business.

Chemistry

Students in the Chemistry Department will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the chemical principles from the primary fields of chemistry, express chemical principles using models, equations, and oral/written communication, acquire skills in modern professional laboratory techniques, apply chemical principles to other areas of the natural sciences, practice acceptable work ethics for the field of impact, and demonstrate the ability to assess models for the integration of chemical science with the Christian faith.

Communication

Journalism 

As a journalism communication major at Huntington University, students learn the technical skills of crafting phrases, of investigating and reporting, of meeting Associated Press style points, of executing hard news and feature story formats. Students learn those trade skills with a larger view to how the stories journalists report fit into the larger institutional processes of production, how the values of the surrounding society lead to the inclusion or exclusion of story topics, and how Christian journalists can use their reporting skills to “do justice” in a fallen world.

Students will have a solid base of journalism experience as well as those all-important "clippings"--photocopies of published articles that employers want to see when hiring an editor or writer. Journalism students gain experience publishing in a variety of venues. Students concentrating in journalism can apply to serve in many areas such as editorial staff, design, sports, and news reporting. Other areas could include newspapers and on-line news-media companies.

Public Relations 

Communication is about creating mutual understanding among groups of people. There is no faster growing sector of the communication field than public relations and promotions. The students learn the skills and theory of public relations communication and do so from a solid ethical perspective will be highly valued by any business or organization. The public relations concentration is an exciting interdisciplinary effort that combines the theory and practice of business and various aspects of the communication arena, all with the objective of training talented, conscientious, and skillful organizational communication experts.

The skills are identified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) as those that the student will be able to: (1) anticipate, analyze and interpret public opinion about issues, (2) counsel management about crucial decisions, (3) research and evaluate programs of action for the organization, (4) plan and implement organizational efforts to influence or change policy, (5) manage the resources for public relations efforts, and (6) develop skills in writing, visual and oral communication to better serve the public and the organization.

Communication Studies 

Students in the communication studies concentration gain a solid grasp of communication principles while exploring additional skill areas both inside the communication department and in a chosen area outside the department. By putting together this combination of communication fundamentals with a focus on an outside area (such as science, literature, music, business, marketing, education, ministry), students are uniquely prepared to carve out a specialized niche in the discipline or field in which they choose to work.

Many students who aim to later pursue masters or doctoral studies choose the communication studies track for the introduction it offers to the more specialized communication areas of interpersonal, organizational, cross-cultural, and mass communication. No matter the job, competent communication skills are essential. Future managers in this major gain organizational communication skills. Future teachers acquire better presentation skills. Future ministers improve both their listening ability and their skills of persuasion. Future missionaries learn how to "read" cultures and the values they hold. With a distinct emphasis on the Christian perspective, the major creates the opportunity for HC students to participate in a program like no other in the country.

Digital Media Arts

The Digital Media Arts program teaches skills needed to use today’s technology but strikes a balance between an applied approach and a conceptual approach that reflects our commitment to the liberal arts. Our goal is to give graduates the basic technical skills needed to land real-world jobs in the media.

The program contains clear vocational applications within film, animation and multimedia outlets such as DVD authoring or professional media management. Areas where graduates may find employment include Web Design and Publishing, Disc Authoring, Television Production, Film Making, Photography and Image Editing, Illustration, 2D and 3D Animation, Advertising, Design Studios, and Freelance work.

Broadcasting 

Students in Radio and Television as a major have a well-rounded knowledge of the fast-changing field of "broad"casting and "narrow"casting and the skills to produce, anchor, and report television and radio broadcasts as well as to produce films.

Brethren Productions is the department’s electronic field and post production company. Students gain experience necessary for those entry level positions in the video production marketplace through practicum experience with Brethren Productions. Clients include local businesses, film companies, the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, and former vice president Dan Quayle. Students can shoot commercials, industrial video, and mission videos. Students also have knowledge in broadcasting by announcing on our experimental campus radio and internet outlet HCR. The radio outlet includes both an on-air studio and a production news room facility with an advanced multi-track digital audio workstation. Our broadcast is available live via Internet.

Film Studies 

A film studies student will explore movies and documentaries from both sides of the silver screen--by critiquing what others have produced, and by producing films that others will watch. They will also practice thinking Christianly about this enormously popular and pervasive form of storytelling in our society.

Education

The teacher education program at Huntington University has programs approved by the Indiana Professional Standards Board and is nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education). Our graduates have numerous opportunities to develop their effectiveness in spoken and written communication, planning, leading, training and team building.

Elementary Education

This program is designed for those students who wish to teach in an elementary school program, typically grades K-5. Students are thoroughly grounded in both general education and in the subjects they will be teaching.

Middle Grades Education 

This program is designed for students wishing to prepare for teaching in the upper elementary grades or middle school, typically grades 4-8. Students choose a content area of math, social studies, language arts, or science for middle school licensing and take additional course work in that area for preparation.

Secondary Education 

This program leads to state licensing in one of the four content areas for middle school (math, social studies, language arts, or science) and one of the following content areas for high school teaching: English, biology, chemistry, mathematics, social studies (history, economics, psychology). These students do extensive coursework in their chosen content area and then 33 hours of professional education courses from the education department.

Special Education (K-5) 

This program is designed for students who are seeking dual licensing for both special education and the regular classroom in an elementary setting. These students complete the curriculum for elementary education and do additional course work and field experience in special education (Exceptional Learners: Mild Intervention).

English

English majors may choose to persue either write or literature and will   an Students majoring in English are able to integrate writing, reading, analyzing of text, creative expression and critical thinking. They can also tutor, mentor, and proofread for any purpose that involves writing. Our majors are well equipped to deal with writing memos, papers, or public announcements.

Graduates could find employment as creative writers, journalists, technical writers, public relations specialists, and other writing-intensive careers.

Heuristics

This degree program aims to build on New Tech Network programs, which are becoming increasingly popular in area high schools, and to strengthen the liberal arts emphasis already evident at Huntington University. As a heuristics student, you will study such courses as “Economic Development and Community Sustainability” which will explore the tensions between those two subject areas by bringing together perspectives from business, environmental science and public policy; and “Visualizing Complexity” which is about learning to tell stories with data through a visual language. You will also be encouraged to complement your heuristics degree with minor or a double major from any area on campus.

History

Study in the history department enables students to come to grips with the world around them through an understanding of the past and the perspectives that this provides on societies and cultures in different times and places. In pursuing this kind of understanding, students are trained to read, think, discuss, and write critically and effectively, skills that are adaptable to a wide variety of workplace settings.

History Education 

Students in history education are completing a program of study in general education, a college major in history, additional courses in the various social sciences, and professional education courses. This combination of studies enables them to appreciate interdisciplinary approaches necessary for successful teaching in the history and social studies areas. The combination also encourages them to be independent and creative thinkers as they learn to adapt instructional techniques to a variety of learning styles. In addition, they also are challenged in the history major to read, think, discuss, and write critically and effectively, skills that are adaptable to a wide variety of workplace settings.

Political Studies 

This program produces students who wish to study and understand the nature of the political process, both historically and in the present day. Since the program is particularly aimed at students who desire careers in politics as legislative assistants, campaign staff, speech writers, civil servants, or other political/governmental positions, it encourages students to acquire practical knowledge of the various facets of the political process. Also, because the program is rooted in the history major, students are trained to read, think, discuss, and write critically and effectively, skills that are adaptable to a wide variety of workplace settings.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics 

Students majoring in mathematics develop and use quantitative and analytical reasoning skills, problem solving strategies, and proof techniques. They are able to apply their knowledge to a variety of physical problems. They can communicate their ideas orally and in writing, and they have experience working on group projects. Mathematics majors also have developed skill in using such software tools as Mathematica and Excel.

Teaching 

Students majoring in mathematics develop and use quantitative and analytical reasoning skills, problem solving strategies, and proof techniques. They are able to apply their knowledge to a variety of physical problems. They can communicate their ideas orally and in writing, and they have experience working on group projects. Mathematics majors also have developed skill in using such software tools as Mathematica and Excel.

Students planning to teach mathematics will be able to organize and maintain accurate records, communicate ideas, facts and abstract concepts to others and have the ability to solve problems and make appropriate decisions. They can construct and deliver appropriate curriculum for students, assess student learning and development with a variety of measures, establish professional and reciprocal relationships with others invested in students’ learning, and create positive and caring environments.

Computer Science

Students majoring in Computer Science complete courses covering computer programming, data structures and algorithms, systems analysis & design, database management, computer architecture, operating systems, ethical issues, and networking. Students complete a two-semester group project that requires the design and implementation of a real-world information system. Additional coursework is required from the Department of Accounting and Business including accounting, business organization, and economics.

Students majoring in computer science will be able to design and develop computer-based information systems, design and manage databases, plan and write computer programs, provide support for computer systems, and create and manage computer networks. Students will develop skill in using software applications and languages including Excel, Access, HTML, Java, C++, and Visual BASIC.

Ministry and Missions

The Ministry & Missions Department at Huntington University seeks to develop in students the commitments and skills necessary to lead others in growing faithfulness to God. Our curriculum which values critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity is designed to integrate biblical truth, evangelical theology, church history, and educational psychology and methodology.

The most unique key to our program is the PRIME (Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness) Experience. During this seven-month internship, you’ll be mentored by effective ministry leaders. PRIME experiences are offered in churches and para-church ministries throughout the United States and around the world. 

Educational Ministry 

This program seeks to give them a foundational education which will maximize their abilities as life-long learners, problem-solvers, and critical thinkers while preparing them for entry-level ministry positions upon graduation.

We are committed to preparing men and women for ministry leadership with integrity, academic excellence, and biblical faithfulness. Our graduates are equipped to minister in the real world, thinking critically and creatively as they engage the culture for Christ.

Family and Children's Ministries 

Our mission is to “develop thoughtful and faithful leaders who will equip others for effective ministry.” Discipleship-based in our approach, we will help you implement Biblically sound strategies for ministry. Your opportunities to learn and serve abound at Huntington University. Through extra-curricular activities such as the student organization Global Vision, the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service, and spring break and J-term short-term missions trips, you will gain the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary to lead others toward increasing maturity and faithfulness in their relationship with God.

Missions 

As a missions major, you will combine core ministry courses with specifically-designed missions classes, taught by professors who have served as missionaries around the world. Our mission is to “develop thoughtful and faithful leaders who will equip others for effective ministry.” Discipleship-based in our approach, we will help you implement Biblically sound strategies for ministry. Your opportunities to learn and serve abound at Huntington University. Through extra-curricular activities such as the student organization Global Vision, the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service and spring break and J-term short-term missions trips, you will gain the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary to lead others toward increasing maturity and faithfulness in their relationship with God.

Recreation and Sport Ministry 

The major in recreation and sports ministry prepares you to plan, direct, and initiate church based or community recreation programs and equips you to use recreation and sports as a tool for outreach in the community. We will equip you to develop the commitments and skills necessary to lead others in growing faithfulness to God. The curriculum is designed to integrate biblical truth, evangelical theology, psychology, foundations of individual and group leadership, administration and programming in a recreational setting, and the opportunity for service learning.

Worship Leadership 

you will develop an understanding of true worship from a biblical and theological base – to worship in spirit and in truth. Huntington’s program is comprehensive, exploring traditional, contemporary and emerging worship styles. You will learn how to lead and facilitate meaningful corporate worship experiences that are both culturally sensitive and theologically grounded. Our worship training program offers a unique combination of ministry leadership preparation and specialized skill development in music and multimedia. The program is flexible enough to be tailored to your profile, broad enough to build a solid foundation for ministry, and practical enough to provide you with valuable experience. Our courses have been carefully designed to give you the building blocks of that foundation. When you choose to become a Worship Leadership major, you will want to determine whether you will follow the guitar or piano track.

Youth Ministry 

As a Youth Ministry major you will be equipped to work in many different settings such as junior high ministry, senior high ministry, college ministry, student development, residential programs for at-risk youth, social service organizations, inner city and urban youth ministry, international student ministries, Christian schools, and youth camp.

Music

All music students learn to develop: aesthetic appreciation and judgment (including knowledge of masterworks and musicians within an historic context and writing about these); skills related to basic analysis, arranging, conducting, coaching and rehearsing, guitar, piano and voice proficiency; technology related to music printing; one main area of specialization (vocal, instrumental or composition); and the theology of music in worship.

Music Composition 

Compositions Majors are able to make transcriptions, arrangements and original compositions for choral and instrumental ensembles of any combination, soloists with accompaniment, and underscore for film and theater, are familiar with a variety of styles and compositional procedures, and are able to talk about the creative process.

Music Performance 

Performance Majors are able to perform a variety of music for a variety of occasions; are familiar with pedagogy and literature, and are able to teach in studios, in private schools or at home.  There are three areas of focus which Performance Majors may choose from instrumental, piano, and vocal.

Music Education 

Music Education Majors are able to teach music on various levels of proficiency and to all age levels, are familiar with methodology such as Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Gordon and Susuki, are able to assess learning success, and are familiar with standards and policies of the public school system.  Music Education majors may focus on Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, or All-Area Music Education.

Music Business 

Music Business Majors are familiar with the music industry, technology and related contacts, are able to set up a store or private music business, which includes such things as selling instruments, music and accessories, arranging for repairs and recording, and setting up tours.

Church Music 

Church Music Majors are able to conduct, coach and rehearse musicians within a given church, to perform in their own area of expertise, to plan all necessary services, and to select and arrange all music to be used.

Nursing

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is built upon Christian principles and is strengthened by our broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Your professors will help you integrate academic excellence, Christian faith, and the professional competence needed for success in nursing. During your first two years at Huntington, you will take rigorous courses in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and core courses in the liberal arts. As a junior and senior in the nursing program, the focus of your courses will be nursing with a few core courses. Clinical experiences will be a major part of your third and fourth years of study. If you are admitted to the nursing major at Huntington University, you will be granted clinical placement as you progress in the program with your original cohort. When you complete your BSN degree, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Professional Registered Nurse.

Philosophy

The philosophy major at Huntington University requires students think carefully about the concepts that play a major role in our understanding of the world and our place in the world. Students develop a wide range of critical, analytical skills. This would include active reading (where someone is looking for problems and connections as they read), critical analysis of arguments, the ability to derive presuppositions and creative thinking that raises and solves problems. Most would consider the philosophy major to be a rigorous program and as such it develops perseverance in those who stick with the program. Finally the major requires a good deal of writing that is judged for clarity and precision.

Physical Education, Kinesiology and Recreation

Physical Education 

Students in physical education complete the teacher certification requirements for teaching physical education and heath. Students select either the K-12 teaching certification option or licensure for teaching grades 5-12.

Students complete courses that offer training in teaching physical education activities, wellness and health. Organization, administration and evaluation of programs and curriculum are also important elements of their training. Students will be able to write appropriate lesson plans, teach, organize and administer quality programs in physical education and health. Huntington University's Physical Education program is NCATE accredited and nationally recognized by NCATE.

Kinesiology and Exercise Science 

Students in Exercise and Movement Science are prepared for graduate work or professional training.  Students in Sport and Exercise Science are prepared for positions in sport, health, wellness and fitness industries and other exercise related careers (strength and conditioning, personal training, physical therapy assistant, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.  Students will be prepared for industry-standard certifications such as ACSM's Health and Fitness Specialist and NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Students will be able to provide leadership in all areas of fitness: personal fitness assessment, prescription of appropriate fitness activities, and fitness testing and pre-allied health experiences such as pre-physical therapy or pre-occupational therapy. Students may also use their degree to pursue chiropractic medicine, physicians assistant, medical school, athletic training, and more.

Recreation Management 

Students who major in Recreation Management would work well in a variety of structured organized service. Public Recreation students could work in a parks department, forestry, fish and wildlife, DNR, battlegrounds, museums historical sights. Community Voluntary Recreation students will work in the not for profit agencies such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, Upwards Soccer. Commercial or for profit recreation majors could work in bowling allies, skating rinks, golf courses, amusement parks, health and fitness or resorts. Therapeutic area includes special needs, such as Kids Kampus or Pathfinders, work with the Elderly or in the Rehab of social deviancy such as the jail, Crossroads, Bowen Center Evergreen. Extension Services students could work with 4-H or Dare. Campus Recreation students could work as a student director for a school. Employee Recreation would include students who could run an exercise program for a company. Military Recreation students would work on a base improving base morale. Outdoor recreation would include camps.

Physics & Space Science

Physics students are particularly skilled in problem solving and analytical skills. Science students generally are creative, but their systematic analysis and careful attention to detail lead them to make sound judgments. Physic students’ strong mathematics backgrounds and computer skills enable them to tackle challenges that are more sophisticated than many.

Psychology

In addition to gaining a working knowledge of the psychology field, students graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Huntington University can discuss and work with the dominant research methods in psychology, manage small scale research projects, and write reports using APA style. They are expected to be able to make oral presentations.

Psychology - Teaching 

In addition to gaining a working knowledge of the psychology field, students graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Huntington University can discuss and work with the dominant research methods in psychology, manage small scale research projects, and write reports using APA style. They are expected to be able to make oral presentations. The teaching students also take education classes as well.

Social Work

Students majoring in social work learn to understand the current needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, allowing students to be globally aware and locally active. Our students will be able to enter the social work profession and will have the capacity to become licensed in any U.S. state. Through classroom instruction, community service, global connections and several hours of field experience, the student will be prepared for entry-level generalist social work practice or for the pursuit of a master’s degree in social work.

Sociology

Students who are majoring in Sociology are preparing for careers in the social service field as well as for graduate study in Sociology. Sociology students are developing the ability to think critically, to write clearly, to prepare and give oral presentations, to use library and Internet resources for research, to plan and carry out small empirical research projects, and to apply sociological knowledge through Internships at social service agencies.

TESOL

TESOL Certificate equips students and professionals for overseas English teaching, community-based English instruction in the U.S., and church and non-profit outreach to refugees, immigrants, and U.S.-born ELs. In short, the TESOL Certificate is for anyone who is not a licensed public school educator in the U.S., but who works with English language learners overseas or in a native-English speaking country.

Theatre Arts

Theatre Performance Design and Technology 

The Theatre Arts Department offers a broad-based major designed to provide a foundation for careers in theatre and related fields of graduate study. The Department offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts, with either a concentration in Performance or a concentration in Design & Technology. The program is based in a strong liberal arts tradition. Students combine classroom study, studio work and production experience to gain a balanced education.

Students completing a major in Theatre Arts at Huntington University will have engaged themselves actively in the process of thinking as theatre artists. They have encountered a wide range of theatre content areas from historical perspectives to practical skill development. The program emphasis, however, is primarily focused on the methodology of theatre arts--that is thinking creatively. Cognitive skills of analysis and interpretation are also critical. Finally, the department develops students that will impact our world for Christ.

Each student, upon graduation, should be able to trace the history of theatre and identify plays typical of the major theatrical movements; discuss acting methods, both historical and contemporary, and their application to the stage demonstrate a basic knowledge of theatre design and construction; perform a role and/or design a show; identify major playwrights and their works; apply dramatic principles to religious themes and materials; critically evaluate theatre performance.

Visual Arts

Students in the visual arts program are enabled to develop an understanding and appreciation for the meaning of past and present visual arts in society. They are provided with direction and stimulation as they pursue individualized programs in areas like graphic design, fine arts, studio arts, and art education.

Graphic Design

Our graphic design lab features state-of-the-art workstations outfitted with the latest software. Students will also take studio courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, or photography. Students also take courses in art history and criticism to gain the skills to discern major art styles and periods, to understand the historical role of art as a means of expressing ideas in religion and culture, and to appreciate the heritage of the visual arts in Christian worship.  There are for different degree tracks available: broadcasting, film production, animations, and film studies.