Academics

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

TheBachelor of Arts in graphic design prepares students for a career in visual communication. The designer is generally identified as a graphic designer, design consultant, or communication designer. More specifically, career opportunities include the design of advertising, exhibitions, publications, corporate identity, packaging, books, signs, magazines, multimedia presentations, and webpages. Every industrial, social, educational, service, and governmental organization utilizes design services. Employment may be with an organization or business, a design firm, advertising agency, or in a freelance capacity.

Students may choose to combine the major with a specific minor that enhances their potential for a wide diversity of graphic design-related career options, including business management or broadcasting and digital media. Portfolio diversity can be achieved with a minor in studio art or web design, electronic media, or digital photography.

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Industrial and Innovative Design

The Bachelor of Arts in industrial and innovative design prepares students for careers in consumer product design, interior space design, architectural/exterior space design, and transportation design. The designer is generally identified as an industrial designer, visual designer, or design consultant. More specifically, career opportunities include such areas as landscape design, furniture design, exhibition design and other design-related fields. Employment may be with a corporation, design studio, or in a freelance capacity.

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Studio Art

TheBachelor of Arts in studio art is designed for students with a strong interest in a variety of traditional studio disciplines such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting. Studio art currently offers concentrations in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. The major is ideally suited for students who plan to complete graduate programs in art and arts-related fields. Examples include art education, museum studies, art preparation, art therapy, and illustration. Course requirements involve 62 semester hours, comprised of 54 studio art semester hours and eight art electives.

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Theatre

The theatre major provides training in acting, directing, theatre design/technology, and theatre history/dramaturgy. The program allows the student to declare a concentration in either performance or design. A special emphasis is placed upon the challenges faced by the Christian in theatre and the use of drama in worship and Christian ministry.

In addition to studio and classroom instruction, students gain practical experience through working on department productions and serving on production teams. This practical experience work is supervised by the theatre technical staff and may include set construction, scenic painting, lighting, properties, costumes, and other projects.

While many theatre majors anticipate a career in theatre, other students may want to combine the theatre major with a specific minor to help prepare them for the diversity of theatre-related professions including Christian education, youth ministry, arts management, arts law, and arts education. The program culminates in a senior theatre project designed to feature the student’s level of expertise and assist the student in preparation for graduate school or the selected area of employment or ministry.

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Arts Administration

The arts administration minor involves 18–19 semester hours from a variety of arts, event, organization, and theatre courses.

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Creative Web Design

The creative web design minor is a value-added program that provides students with web design skills to compliment their chosen majors or fields of study. Course requirements involve 19 semester hours.

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Digital Photography

The digital photography minor is a value-added program designed to provide students with artistic and professional digital photography and image-editing skills to produce creative, quality photographs and images that complement personal and professional goals.

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Graphic Design

The graphic design minor gives students who have an interest in the advertising and marketing aspects of art a foundational understanding of this important profession. The program includes coursework in both manual and computer-assisted art. It is suggested that students who minor in graphic design begin the program no later than their sophomore year. Course requirements involve 17 semester hours.

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Studio Art

The studio art minor provides an opportunity for students with aptitude in the visual arts to receive formal instruction in art. In addition to skill-based instruction, special attention is given to building a philosophical and historical understanding of art from a scriptural perspective. It is suggested that students who minor in art begin the program no later than the sophomore year. Course requirements involve 18 semester hours including 12 hours of art core and six hours of an art elective.

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Theatre

Cedarville's theatre minor offers you training in acting, directing, and theater design/technology.

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Theatre Design

The Theatre Design minor involves 18-19 semester hours from a variety of theatre and art courses like costuming, stagecraft, lighting, and scenic design.

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Theatre Performance

The Theatre Performance minor involves 18-19 semester hours from a variety of theatre courses like stagecraft, acting and directing.

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