December 19, 2016
It has almost been a full semester since Liberty University’s School of Communication & Creative Arts moved locations on campus. The department’s former location was located in Liberty’s central academic building, DeMoss hall, before moving to its new location, Green Hall.
While the department’s new location is farther away from the rest of Liberty’s academic buildings, it gives communication and creative arts students their own space to learn and create.
I am a junior studying strategic communications at Liberty and can testify that the move made has had a positive impact on both students and professors. The convenience of all of our classes in one location makes it easier for scheduling and transitioning between classes.
Natalie Camloh, a junior in graphic design at Liberty, agrees that the department’s new location is more convenient. Natalie also enjoys that the majority of the classes have glass windows, allowing passers-by to see what students and faculty are creating.
At the beginning of the semester, due to the construction, some of the classrooms in the department were without chairs, and the student lounge lacked any furniture. Since then, the spaces have been furnished, and construction is almost completed.
Here is the current lounge area. It still is changing and has more to be added but at least we are off the floor!
The halls throughout the department also have enough room for students to showcase their work, bringing life to the new area.
This is artwork made from packing tape by the ARTS 330 Sculpture class. This piece, a personal favorite, is based on C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” There are many other pieces like this scattered throughout the department.
I am looking forward to seeing the space come to life with more student artwork. The new location gives an opportunity for growth and creativity within the School of Communication & Creative Arts, and I am beyond happy to be a part of it.