Our Performing Arts studies provides exceptional instruction and opportunities to express your talents—whether it’s on a stage, in a studio, behind an instrument, in front of a microphone or an easel.Learn more
Our Communication, Art & Media studies enhances your talents—whether it’s in a studio, behind an easel or next to a camera.Learn More
The Preparatory Department provides opportunities for children to be involved in music, dance and theatre instruction performance opportunities.Learn More
The College of the Arts includes the Communication, Art & Media studies and Performing Arts studies. Together they embrace a diverse group of disciplines that emphasize artistic expression, arts advocacy, redemptive storytelling, and transformational experiences. The fundamental strengths of each department are based upon innovative and critical thinking, historical and cultural awareness, thorough examination of the creative process, and core Christian values.
We are connected to artists who through the centuries made tremendous sacrifices so the message of the arts could be passed from generation to generation. We are aligned with, and an extension of, those individuals. Our calling is significant. We have been entrusted with the Arts for our generation and as cultural archivists the ensuing artistic creativity generated during this time will be restorative, authentic, and inspiring.
Performing Arts is comprised of Dance, Music, and Theatre. Students are welcomed into Performing Arts programs by both a successful completion of the required audition and acceptance into the university. The programs are designed to focus on their potential, preparing them for professional and graduate work within their field. Each department is dedicated to the highest level of academic achievement in an environment that serves to encourage artistic creativity and individuality, while facilitating collaborative, multidisciplinary engagements within the College of the Arts. View Performing Arts programs and opportunities.
Communication, Art & Media is comprised of Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Art and Design, Cinema, and Media Arts. These programs are fused together with a strong liberal arts curriculum pursues the methodology through which thoughts, ideas and imagination are placed into a spoken or visual context. Students pursue academic courses that emphasize and strengthening their ability to organize and refine communication. While each discipline is unique they share commonality with a regard to historical purpose, intentional expression, redemptive storytelling and elevating transformational experiences that impact generations. View Communication, Art & Media programs and opportunities.
The Preparatory Department provides opportunities for children to be involved in music and dance instruction in our facility each week. Private lessons and classes are offered as well as performance opportunities in string instruments, piano, voice, harp, and select other areas. Visit the The Preparatory Department.
The College of Arts offers a distinctive learning experience designed to set graduates apart and launch amazing careers. We’re one of just three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in dance. You’ll be able to take part in more than a dozen vocal, choral and instrumental groups. Dance majors can participate in several dance concerts, showcases and productions each year, from classical to contemporary. And you’ll enjoy our Annual International Piano Festival, as well as performances at the internationally known Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which is within easy walking distance of campus.
You’ll be mentored by acclaimed professionals and performers whose talents have taken them to impressive heights in their industries. One faculty member has performed with musicians Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole and Jon Secada. Another was chosen by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join The American Ballet Theatre, with which she performed for eight years. And don't forget, a Grammy-Award winning Metropolitan Opera leading lady (retired).
While each department is focused upon an intensive dedication to the individualized study and practicum within each discipline, the design of the degree programs within the College of the Arts provides for a unique community arena, through which interdisciplinary and collaborative engagements are encouraged and cultivated. Our collaborative efforts extends to external partnerships outside of the university, which aid in broadening the academic experience while disseminating and promoting the individual talent within the disciplines. Some of the partnerships involve opportunities for both students and faculty.
Graduates of the College of Arts will discover oceans of exciting opportunities, locally in Palm Beach County and around the country in major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Boston. Our programs of study, performance and production opportunities and location in the heart of West Palm Beach will provide the ideal preparation for you to sharpen your skills and hone your craft. You’ll find our graduates at places such as:
Walt Disney World
Palm Beach Christian Academy
Hope Maui Chapel