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 and ideas 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.
Las Americas Piano Trio ConcertThe Las Americas Piano Trio will present their fall concert. More information to come. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty Showcase RecitalThe faculty of the CU Department of Music & Worship will present a varied and entertaining concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Music & Worship ConvocationThe Department of Music & Worship starts their General Recital series with a Convocation featuring faculty performances and a word from the Chair. This event is mainly for the Music & Worship Majors, but all are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the convocation.
General RecitalThe 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.
String Chamber Orchestra ConcertUnder the direction of Prof. Carlos Elias, the CU String Chamber Orchestra will present a concert in the DMC Recital Hall. More information to come. This event is free and open to the public.
- General Education Core
- Summer Academic Camps
- Scholars Symposium
- Centennial Library's Exhibit Gallery
- Writing Center
Arts & Media
- Cedarville Orchestra
- Wind Symphony
- Jazz Band
- Concert Chorale
- Women’s Choir
- Madrigal Choir
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
Much Ado About Nothing
Read about Cedarville University’s upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. The post Much Ado About Nothing appeared first on The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville.
Writing Center – Writing Contests
Read about Cedarville’s twice-yearly writing competitions, hosted by the Writing Center. The post Writing Center – Writing Contests appeared first on The Arts and Humanities at Cedarville.
Senior Studio Art Exhibition: All the Debts I Owe
Graduating studio art majors Max Patrick and Emily Herbst exhibit their work at Cedarville’s 220 Gallery. Read more about their joint exhibition, titled All the Debts I Owe. The post Senior Studio Art Exhibition: All the Debts I Owe 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
English, Literature, and Modern Languages
History and Government
Music and Worship