One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Engage Your World With Excellence.

Learn to think, write, create, and live from a biblical worldview. Develop the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will equip you for success in today's marketplace and give you the transferable skills that will be needed for the future jobs that don't even exist yet.

Pursue your vocational calling in the arts and humanities.
  Explore over 20 Outstanding degree Programs  

Choose Your Area of Study in Arts and Humanities

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Art, Design, and Theatre

Join a dynamic community of creative learners. Together, you will build your foundation on the Word of God as you seek to innovate and create, inspiring others with your craft.

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English, Literature, and Modern Languages

Pursuing a path that will challenge you to think deeply is more important than ever before. Broaden your horizons and engage demanding material through a biblical lens.

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History and Government

Expand your understanding of the world through rigorous and ideologically conservative coursework. You will analyze the human narrative through a biblical framework and become equipped to stand for Christ in a fallen world.

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Music and Worship

From honing your technical skills to growing your knowledge of the Creator, you will be challenged and prepared to shine a light for Christ in a world that desperately needs Him. Are you ready to take your God-given gifts to the next level?

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School of Arts and Humanities Quick Facts

  • 696 Undergraduate Students
  • 97.8% Job/Grad School Placement
  • 22 Degree Programs
  • 46 Faculty Members

All new students are assigned a faculty advisor to help you make the most of your 1000 Days.

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

— Aristotle

Art, Design, and Theatre

Make, create, or perform for others to enjoy.

Whether you love oils or Photoshop, sculpture or web animation, performance or set design, The Department of Art, Design, and Theatre has something for you. At Cedarville, our Christian art, design, and theatre degree programs will develop your skills, inspire creativity, and prepare you to pursue whatever your dream may be.

“When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone… two thinkers, you become confused… ten thinkers, you’ll begin developing your own voice… two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise and develop your voice.”

— Timothy Keller

English, Literature, and Modern Languages

Express wisdom, beauty, and integrity through the written word.

The Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages produces graduates who communicate effectively and think deeply, cross-culturally, and creatively about the ideas that have shaped and continue to shape our world.

“Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.”

— Thomas Aquinas

History and Government

Understand the world and make an impact.

Cedarville's approach to history and government is unique. We begin with a biblical, Christ-centered foundation. We affirm God as the ultimate authority, and principles from God's Word guide discussions about history, public service, society, and the global economy.

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

— Martin Luther

Music and Worship

Refine your gifts for vocational music ministry.

In the Department of Music and Worship, Bach's famous phrase “Soli Deo Gloria” (for the glory of God alone) is more than a slogan — it is the mission that drives all we do. Cedarville's music and worship program builds a strong artistic, intellectual, and practical foundation for professional careers and graduate studies.

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."

— Winston Churchill

Interdisciplinary Studies

Customize your learning experience.

Do you have a passion for learning? Do you want to customize your educational experience in a way that lets you explore your current interests even while you explore new ones? Interdisciplinary studies are ideally suited for students with broad interests and strong academic abilities who are eager to pursue their God-given passions and proclaim Christ in every area of life. A liberal arts education will equip you with an invaluable set of skills that employers are seeking, including critical thinking, effective communication, and the capacity for lifelong learning.

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

— Pablo Picasso

Dean – School of Arts and Humanities

Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Smith, PhD

Dean, School of Arts and Humanities; Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center for Political Studies

“I am honored to be part of the School of Arts and Humanities at Cedarville. My prayer is for the school to point people to God through academic study, artistic performance, and social reflection. We can only do this by understanding our world and engaging it with divinely inspired beauty, justice, and truth.”

— Mark Caleb Smith, PhD

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

— Albert Einstein