New This Fall in Arts & Media

What’s new this fall in arts & media? A lot! Our College of Arts & Media (CAM) is always innovating. The arts aren’t just growing at SEU — they’re thriving. Check out the new and exciting degree programs and extracurricular activities available to our students this fall.

New Degrees in Arts & Media

While CAM already boasts an extensive array of academic programs, we recognize that introducing new offerings is essential for keeping pace with the evolving needs of our students.

“We’re thrilled to be launching our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program,” said Dr. Paul Linzey, who was instrumental in establishing the curriculum. “This degree will teach our students how to create and maintain the vision, inspiration and drive to turn their writing dreams into reality.”

Creative writing program students will take part in unique annual writing conferences and guest author series, which will allow them to engage in one-on-one conversations with novelists, journalists, poets and publishers. Students will have the opportunity to explore their passions through the written word and sharpen their research and communication skills.

Professor Jonathan Simon, who is leading the charge in the new Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts degree, is enthusiastic about the program’s anticipated outcomes. “Our students will be taught how to succeed as responsible artists,” he said. “They will exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and Christian ethics in their artwork — and in their lives.”

The program will introduce a variety of advanced art techniques as students compile a professional portfolio of multimedia masterpieces. Students in the visual arts program will see their original work on rotating display in our brand new art gallery, which opened in January of this year.

Buena Vida — A Home for the Arts

The art gallery is just one of several areas dedicated to CAM within Buena Vida, SEU’s new live/learn facility. Here students will find an art room equipped for two and three-dimensional craftsmanship, including a kiln and instructional studio space.

Buena Vida’s music practice rooms and the acoustically dynamic choral, band and percussion rehearsal halls are a haven for our student musicians. The facility also houses a music business computer workspace, digital editing rooms, a piano lab and a recording studio.

Pep Band

In addition to SEU’s robust music programs CAM is launching our first-ever Pep Band, whose members will perform at football and basketball Fire Athletics events. Students are encouraged to audition (high school band experience is required). Incoming freshmen and transfer students who become members of the SEU Pep Band will qualify for a $1,000 scholarship.*

Called to Create

“We are entering into a new season of unprecedented excellence,” said Dr. Craig Collins, dean of the College of Arts & Media. “Between these new programs and facilities and our high-caliber faculty, we are uniquely positioned to help our students cultivate the gifts and abilities that God has given each of them.”

*Incoming freshmen and transfer students who audition and are accepted into the SEU Pep Band must agree to the rehearsal and performance commitments to receive a $1,000 scholarship per year, which is renewable for up to 8 semesters. Students must be accepted to SEU and audition for the Pep Band by June 30 for scholarship consideration. Non-music majors are welcome to audition, however high school band experience is required. Click here to sign up for auditions. Contact Dr. Mark Belfast mabelfast@seu.edu or Professor William Lake wllake@seu.edu for details.