Fine Arts Certificate

The Fine Arts Certificate is a 34 credit hour program designed to introduce you to the primary visual art skills. For more advanced studies see Fine Arts Diploma.

Career and Ministry Opportunities

  • Church Staff – Visual Media Director
  • Lay Ministry – Media Team Member, Worship Planning Team Member
  • Other – Freelance Artist

Program Goals

Upon graduation, the student will

  • Have a general knowledge of the Bible and its doctrines.
  • Understand how to develop a growing relationship with God, in Christ, through the Spirit.
  • Understand the foundational skills of an artist.
  • Have 1st year college level skills in fine arts.

Core Bible and Theology – 12 credit hours

Art Foundations – 11 credit hours

ART-101 Introduction to the Visual Arts

2 credit hours

An introduction to the theory, practice and language of visual arts. The class will focus on how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it and how it is a reflection of the culture that produced it.

ART-110 Drawing I

3 credit hours

An introduction to basic observational drawing concepts: line, space, form and perspective. Gain awareness and skills to create on paper what your eye sees.

ART-210 Design I

3 credit hours

An introduction to the abstract elements of line, texture, shape, space, color, values and patterns. Employ basic media techniques and tools with emphasis on craftsmanship.

ART-230 Digital Imagery

3 credit hours

An introduction to photography. Provides foundational instruction in digital based photographic imagery. Learn to plan and produce digital images that demonstrate an understanding of composition, light, color and visual impact. Prerequisite: ART-110.

Fine Arts – 8 credit hours

ART-310 Painting I

3 credit hours

Learn to use a wide variety of painting materials, media and methods. Develop the fundamental tools and techniques of painting. Prerequisite: ART-110.

ART-320 Sculpture I

3 credit hours

Introduction to the basic tools, processes and safety practices in the creation of sculptural ideas. Learn how to best display and present your work through class critiques and exhibition. Prerequisite: ART-110, ART-210

ART-190 Art Practicum

2 credit hours

Apply visual art in a real-world setting. Build practical skill and gain experience through work in a professional setting. Church or para-church ministry settings will be given priority.

Elective – 2-3 credit hours