by Public Relations
When the art program was first introduced at Cedarville University in 2003, it was part of the music, art and worship department and employed one adjunct professor to teach a handful of art courses.
Today the graphic design program is the sixth largest major on campus, and the new art and design department now staffs six full-time professors and maintains two degree programs, graphic design and studio art, along with three art minors.
With the formation of the department comes the new industrial and innovative design program, slated to begin in fall 2010. Cedarville has partnered with the International Center for Creativity of the J.D. Orr Group, Columbus, Ohio, to form a new curriculum that will allow students to study on Cedarville’s campus for their first two years before applying for an off-campus program where they will continue studio classes while gaining hands-on experience with leading design firms in central Ohio.
Terry Chamberlain, associate professor of art, has recently been appointed chair of the new department of art and design. Chamberlain is a highly respected member of the Ohio art community and has been at Cedarville since 1996. He will officially fill the position beginning July 1 but has been deeply involved in the preliminary work of forming the new department.
Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers more than 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University Web site at www.cedarville.edu.