Visual and Performing Arts Concentration

The Visual and Performing Arts concentration explores the world of visual art, film, music, and theater in an interdisciplinary program that combines practice and performance with theory and history. Students will learn how to engage critically with the arts world, equipped with a Reformed understanding of God’s love of beauty and creativity. Students pursing this concentration will have considerable flexibility in how they arrange their coursework, allowing either specific focus on a particular form of artistic expression or a broad foundation across several arts.

Mission Statement

The Visual and Performing Arts program of Providence Christian College exists to enable students to create works and/or performances of art, and to appreciate and critically examine the history and philosophy of the arts from a Reformed Christian perspective.

Concentration Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Visual and Performing Arts concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate performance or creative ability in one or more of the artistic disciplines represented in the concentration.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the history and central theories of one or more artistic disciplines.
  3. Articulate central issues in the philosophy of aesthetics and the appreciation of visual and performing arts as well as a Reformed perspective on the arts.

Representative Classes Can Include

  • Private voice or instrumental lessons
  • Studio Art
  • Film and Video Production
  • Acting
  • Production Practicum in Film and/or Theater
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Music Theory
  • Music Appreciation


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