Why Is it Important for You to Study the Arts and Humanities in College?
Studying the arts and humanities helps you develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.
By engaging with different perspectives, analyzing texts and art, and interpreting cultural phenomena all from a biblical worldview, you learn to think deeply and critically about the world around you. These skills are highly transferable and valuable in any career path you choose. Studies show that the average worker will change jobs anywhere from 10 to 15 times over the course of their career. That's why it's so important to be adaptable and prepared to navigate these changes. This means developing a strong foundation of transferable skills—and critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving are at the top of the list!
The arts and humanities help you understand and appreciate the complexity of the human experience.
Studying literature, philosophy, history, and the arts helps Christians gain insight into the diverse cultures, beliefs, and values that make up our world. This broadened understanding will help you become a more informed and empathetic citizen, able to engage meaningfully and share the Gospel with the people you encounter.
The arts and humanities help you explore your creativity and cultivate your appreciation for the beauty of God's handiwork.
You'll discover how a distinctly biblical worldview values beauty and encourages creativity for the glory of God. Studying and creating art and literature can be a deeply enriching and satisfying experience offering a unique kind of intellectual and emotional fulfillment that provides meaning and purpose in your life beyond your chosen career.
Studying the Arts and Humanities From a Distinctly Biblical Worldview
Cedarville’s approach to the arts and humanities is dedicated to encouraging discernment and promoting excellence. With an emphasis on artistic events, scholarly research, and student mentorship, you’ll be encouraged to glorify God as you develop and expand your understanding of and passion for the arts and humanities.
Cedarville promotes the development of creative expression, cultural understanding, and artistic appreciation in submission to biblical authority. We actively support and showcase the work of students and faculty who are seeking to glorify God through faithful, compelling influence in the arts and humanities.
Dec 5The Cedarville University Music & Worship students present a varied concert. Join us and appreciate their accomplishments as the students sing and play to the glory of God. Free and open to the public.
Dec 6Christmas Sale of ceramic goods, functional and decorative, made by Cedarville students
Dec 6Christmas sale of ceramic goods, functional and decorative, made by Cedarville ceramics students
Dec 6Harp Ensemble- Merry Christmas and a Harpy New year!
Dec 9Karenna Schick will present her senior trumpet recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Arts and Humanities Resources
- General Education Core
- Summer Academic Camps
- Scholars Symposium
- Centennial Library's Exhibit Gallery
- Writing Center
Arts and Media
The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville
At Cedarville University, we do academics a little differently than most universities. Every student’s degree program is made up of three components: the Bible minor, a liberal arts core, and a major program of study. The liberal arts include the humanities and the sciences — fields that introduce students to general knowledge and develop the basic intellectual skills that are needed to succeed in our society.
The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville Blog
by Alexis Chandler When I was asked to make a book display as a part of my library internship this year, my mind immediately went to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, one of my favorite movies, adapted from a 1942 short story called “It Had to Be Murder.” Some of the most well-known films are adapted from... View Article The post Film adaptations of literature in Cedarville’s Centennial Library appeared first on The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville.
by Cat Mailloux The start of the 2023-24 exhibition season at The 220 Gallery, the on-campus Cedarville art exhibition space, opened with Fertile Ground. The exhibition featured the artistic work of Cedarville Studio Art Alumni, spotlighting ten artist alumni over a range of fifteen years, the most recent alumnus being one of our 2023 graduates.... View Article The post Fertile Ground: Cedarville Art Alumni Exhibition appeared first on The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville.
by Mary Jo Johnson The power of music was on full display from May 25 to June 3 as the Cedarville University Chamber Orchestra traveled to Rome and Perugia, Italy on a mission trip through Cedarville’s Global Outreach. Under the direction of Professor Carlos Elias, eighteen string musicians shared not only the beauty of music... View Article The post CU Chamber Orchestra Tour of Italy appeared first on The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville.
Associated Academic Programs
The following academic programs are part of Cedarville's arts and humanities offerings:
Art, Design, and Theatre