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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

School of Communication & Creative Arts

Administration

Norman C. Mintle, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Communication & Creative Arts
Associate Professor

Scott M. Hayes, B.F.A., M.F.A.
Associate Dean, School of Communication & Creative Arts
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Linda N. Cooper, B.S., M.A.
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Bruce Kirk, B.G.S., M.A.
Chair, Department of Digital Media & Communication Arts
Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Cecil V. Kramer, Jr., B.S., M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Director of Graduate Programs
Professor of Communication Studies

Stephan Schultze, B.A., M.A.
Executive Director, Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center

A. Todd Smith, B.A., B.S., M.F.A.
Chair, Department of Studio & Digital Arts
Professor of Studio & Digital Arts


Faculty

The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department and faculty type, is available at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=22.

PURPOSE
The School of Communication & Creative Arts, comprised of the Cinematic Arts–Zaki Gordon Center along with the Departments of Digital Media & Communication Arts, Studio and Digital Arts, and Theatre Arts, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in order to prepare artists and scholars in the practice and theory of the communication arts.  Cinematic Arts is a full immersion program for Juniors and Seniors. Majors, by department, include: Digital Media & Communication Arts:  Digital Media, Journalism, Speech Communication, and Strategic Communication; Studio & Digital Arts: concentrations in Graphic Design and Studio Art; Theatre Arts: concentrations in Arts Administration, Dramaturgy, Performance and Production.

TEACHER LICENSURE
Teacher preparation and endorsement is available in Art Education and Theatre Arts. Add-on endorsements in theatre, journalism, speech communication and studio art are available through the School of Communication & Creative Arts in cooperation with the Teacher Education Department. Those wishing to pursue teacher-related programs should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education. Licensure information is also available at www.liberty.edu/uguide.


Cinematic Arts - Zaki Gordon Center

Stephan Schultze, B.A., M.A.
Executive Director, Cinematic Arts - Zaki Gordon Center

PURPOSE
Cinema is a unique form of communication and the purpose of the Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center is to glorify God by reflecting the truths of Scripture through cinema.  The Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center at Liberty University is distinctive because of its approach in training the next generation of filmmakers in a Christ-focused environment.  Dr. Jerry Falwell coined “Saturation Evangelism” as the ability to reach every available person through every available means.  Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center supports the scope of that mission.


Cinematic Arts Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
Learning how to create impactful and professionally produced films that have a competitive edge will help insure that new filmmakers and the message of Christ will stand out in a content driven marketplace.

The B.S. in Cinematic Arts is a 2-year full immersion*, cohort ** program that students enter in the fall of their junior year. Students who have completed their general education, CINE 201, CINE 202, and CINE 203 courses can apply for admission to the Center for Cinematic Arts program.

*FULL IMMERSION – 5 days a week instruction that could include 8-12 hours with professors a day.  This hands-on instruction will produce the best learning environment, mirroring a real world model for product driven outcomes. 

**COHORT – A fixed group of 16-20 students who have been accepted into the Cinematic Arts Major after applying to continue in the B.S. in Cinematic Arts program.  (Cohort students are advised not to take classes outside of the B.S Cinematic Arts Major)

NOTE: Admission to continue in the B.S. in Cinematic Arts is an application and acceptance process.  If possible, it is advised that students declare Cinematic Arts as their major their freshman year.  Students must work closely with their academic advisor as they work through their Degree Completion Plan (DCP) and should schedule a meeting with a faculty member in the Cinematic Arts Program to gain insight on the application process and ask questions as needed.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Integrate thematic values in storytelling.
  2. Determine personnel and technical elements relevant to the visual content of the story.
  3. Evaluate the distribution model for a movie.
  4. Justify moral decisions related to moviemaking based biblical worldview/principles.

PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES
In order to continue in the Cinematic Arts Program, students must be accepted into the program through an application process that starts second semester of a student’s sophomore year.  In addition to the general admission requirements, students must meet the following admission requirements to apply to continue into the program in their Junior year:

  1. Unofficial university transcripts that provide proof of completion of CORE classes: CINE 201, CINE 202, and 203 with at least a B average
  2. One letters of recommendation from:
            a. University instructor or staff member
            b. Past or present employer or peer
  3. Essay/pitch (1,000 words) telling the story of a film the student wants to make
  4. Written letter explaining why the student wants to be a filmmaker and a declaration of documentary or narrative study
  5. Oral interview (by appointment)

Note: Films, DVDs or videotapes will not be accepted with application to the program.

REGARDING EARLY ACCEPTANCE

Students that have declared Cinematic Arts as their major may apply at any time for early acceptance into the program.

This early acceptance is conditional upon the following:

1. The student has a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 before entering the cohort program. (Usually spring of their sophomore year)

2. The student has not received a final grade lower than a "C" in any undergraduate course.

3. The student does not have more than 2 unexcused absences in any of the CINE core classes. (CINE 201, CINE 202, CINE 203)

Students that fail to maintain these standards will lose their early acceptance. However students are strongly encouraged to reapply Jan 1st. of the year they plan on attending the CINE cohort. (Usually spring of their sophomore year). Acceptance will be based solely off of the most recent application/interview.

REGARDING CURRENT COHORT STUDENTS

Any student enrolled in the CINE cohort that receives final grade lower than a "C" in any CINE course, will have 60 days to rectify the grade with the instructor of the course. It is the students responsibility to initiate this process, not the instructors.

Any student that fails to rectify a grade lower than a "C" within 60 days will automatically be removed from the program. The student may re-apply for the next CINE cohort entry. (Usually 1 year later).


Career Opportunities

Producer       Cinematographer
Director       Production Assistant
Screenwriter       Film and Video Editor
Assistant Editor       Animator
Sound Effects Editor       Marketing Manager
Multimedia Artist       Promotion Manager

Program of Study

Cinematic Arts Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Courses in Major Core (9 hrs)
CINE 201 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
CINE 202 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing 3
CINE 203 Introduction to Cinematography 3
Concentration Courses (60 hrs)
CINE 301 Cinema Legal Environment 3
CINE 302 Story Analysis 3
CINE 303 Producing and Directing 3
CINE 304 Production 3
CINE 305 Editing 3
CINE 350 Thesis Production 6
CINE 351 Thesis Post-Production 3
CINE 353 Feature Screenwriting 3
CINE 354 Audio Production 3
CINE 400 Feature Pre-Production 6
CINE 401 Branding and Entrepreneurship 3
CINE 402 Feature Production 6
CINE 450 Marketing and Distribution 3
CINE 452 Advanced Post Production 3
CINE 453 Screenplay Rewrite 3
CINE 454 Advanced Audio Production 3
CINE 455 Persuasion 3
NOTES: After the completion of all CORE courses, the student will be required to apply and be officially approved to continue in this major. Must have B average in Core Courses. Must have C or above in all upper-level courses in the major. Must have an overall average of C in the major.
TOTAL HOURS: 127 hours minimum required; at least 60 hours must be 300-400 level.

Cinematic Arts Minor

Cinematic Arts Minor (15 hrs)
CINE 201 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
CINE 202 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing 3
CINE 203 Introduction to Cinematography 3
CINE ___ Electives 6

Department of Digital Media & Communication Arts

Bruce Kirk, B.G.S., M.A.
Chair, Department of Digital Media & Communication Arts
Associate Professor of Communication Studies

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Department of Digital Media & Communication Arts is to produce videographers, editors, audio techs, producers, directors, content/journalism writers, strategic marketing and communication professionals, all based in a Christ-centered perspective that governs everything undertaken in the field. The Digital Media & Communication Arts department will prepare students to:

  1. Use their professional skills to complement their moral and ethical values.
  2. Possess both theoretical and history understanding of Digital Media, Advertising /Public Relations, Journalism and Speech Communication.
  3. Make practical application of knowledge in professional and personal contexts as a communicator in the field of Digital Media & Communication Arts.

Career Opportunities

Advertising Ministry
Business Public Relations
Education Radio
Film Sales
Journalism      Television
Combined Skills:
Acting News Reporting
Copy Editing Reporting
Copy Writing Public Affairs
Corporate Team Building Communications Research
Editing Publications Social Work
Graphic Illustration Speech Writing
Lobbying Teaching
News Anchor Tutoring
News Directing Web Design

LAMBDA PI ETA HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor: Dr. Angela Widgeon

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline. 

To be eligible for admission, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours)
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for all courses taken
  3. Complete the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in communication studies
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all communication studies courses
  5. Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's policies
  6. Rank within the highest thirty-five percent of one’s class in general scholarship.

 

Digital Media Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The concentrations under this major are committed to preparing students for success in a digital, social and interactive media job market that is dramatically growing with each passing year.  The concentrations cover the digital job market: video, audio, social and interactive media, storytelling and performance, while creating stories across multiple platforms.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Create stories across multiple platforms.
  2. Apply digital media knowledge, skills and behaviors to best practices in the discipline.
  3. Create media reflective of the nature and heart of God.

Audio Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilize current digital media equipment to create broadcast quality sounds for productions.
  2. Develop sound, sound effects and sound design for effective storytelling.
  3. Evaluate audio elements of digital media productions.

Performance Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilize principles of style, color and fashion as they relate to personal appearance on camera.
  2. Evaluate delivery styles and techniques.

Social Networking and Interactive Media Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of strategic communication to improve marketing, reputation and advocacy for social networking and interactive media clients.
  2. Critically examine trends in social networking.

Transmedia Writing Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Create one story told in multiple story environments over diverse media.
  2. Apply storytelling and story world creation skills to transmedia scenarios.
  3. Develop business plans for transmedia programing.

Video Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilize current digital media equipment to capture broadcast quality footage.
  2. Implement effective storytelling as evidence by the production of broadcast quality packages.

Programs of Study

Digital Media Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DIGI 100 Equipment Workshop 1
DIGI 175 Fundamentals of Editing 3
DIGI 224 Fundamentals of Audio Production 3
DIGI 225 Introduction to Video Production 3
DIGI 369 Chronicles of Motion Pictures and Television 3
DIGI 428 Media Industry & Ethics 3
DIGI 498 Senior Portfolio 3
DMCA 499 Internship 3
Concentration Courses (29-36 hrs)
Free Electives (0-15 hrs)
Digital Media Major (B.S.) Audio Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)
Concentration Courses (27 hrs)*
DIGI 250 Location Sound 3
DIGI 290 Post Production Sound Design 3
DIGI 310 The Digital Media Producer and Director 3
DIGI 333 Intermediate Video Production 3
DIGI 334 Intermediate Audio Production 3
DIGI 337 Music Recording 3
DIGI 454 Radio News Production 3
DIGI 474 Advanced Audio Production 3
DIGI 490 SFX, ADR and Foley 3
Free Electives (3-10 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 33 hours must be 300-400 level.
* Must have an overall average of "C" in the major
Digital Media Major (B.S.) Performance Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)
Concentration Courses (33 hrs)
DIGI 310 The Digital Media Producer and Director 3
DIGI 320 On-Camera Presentation 3
DIGI 324 Vocal Development 3
DIGI 333 Intermediate Video Production 3
DIGI 334 Intermediate Audio Production 3
DIGI 340 Sports Broadcasting 3
DIGI 454 Radio News Production 3
DIGI 473 TV News Production 3
JOUR 220 News Writing and Reporting I 3
JOUR 354 News Writing and Reporting II 3
JOUR 485 Investigative Reporting 3
Free Electives (0-4 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of "C" in the major
Digital Media Major (B.S.) Social Networking and Interactive Media Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)*
Concentration Courses (39 hrs)*
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 436 Marketing in a Virtual World 3
DIGI 220 Introduction to Transmedia 3
DIGI 280 Storytelling: Interactive, Social & Digital Media Writing 3
DIGI 310 The Digital Media Producer and Director 3
DIGI 333 Intermediate Video Production 3
DIGI 355 Interactive, Social and Digital Media Management 3
JOUR 358 Strategic Web Writing 3
STCO 346 Persuasive Advertising and Storytelling 3
STCO 422 Social Media Development 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
JOUR 220 News Writing and Reporting I
JOUR 225 Media Writing
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
Digital Media Major (B.S.) Transmedia Writing Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)*
Concentration Courses (36 hrs)*
CINE 201 Introduction to Screenwriting 3
DIGI 220 Introduction to Transmedia 3
DIGI 280 Storytelling: Interactive, Social & Digital Media Writing 3
DIGI 310 The Digital Media Producer and Director 3
DIGI 323 Writing for Visual Media 3
DIGI 333 Intermediate Video Production 3
DIGI 354 Storytelling: Sitcom 3
DIGI 373 Storytelling: Episodic Drama 3
DIGI 453 Storytelling: Reality Television 3
DIGI 477 Storytelling: Transmedia 3
JOUR 358 Strategic Web Writing 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
JOUR 220 News Writing and Reporting I
JOUR 225 Media Writing
Free Electives (0-1 hr)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 36 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
Digital Media Major (B.S.) Video Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (25 hrs)*
Concentration Courses (24 hrs)*
CINE 203 Introduction to Cinematography 3
DIGI 220 Introduction to Transmedia 3
DIGI 310 The Digital Media Producer and Director 3
DIGI 323 Writing for Visual Media 3
DIGI 333 Intermediate Video Production 3
DIGI 350 Editing Theory 3
DIGI 370 Studio Production 3
DIGI 473 TV News Production 3
Free Electives (6-13 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major

Journalism Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the journalism major is for the student to be able to create and prepare news and content in a fashion appropriate for all media; from digital to video to traditional in an ever-growing and changing media market.  This prepares the student for careers such as content producer and manager, reporter, copywriter, editor, columnist, sports writer and freelance writer.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilize best practices for journalism while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Research and create content based on journalist practices and principles.
  3. Prepare news and content in a format and style appropriate for traditional and social media platforms.
Journalism Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Courses in the Major (46 hrs)*
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DIGI 100 Equipment Workshop 1
DIGI 175 Fundamentals of Editing 3
DIGI 225 Introduction to Video Production 3
JOUR 220 News Writing and Reporting I 3
JOUR 354 News Writing and Reporting II 3
JOUR 360 Media Convergence 3
JOUR 390 Champion Practicum 1
JOUR 391 Advertising Design and Photography Practicum 1
JOUR 396 Advertising Practicum 1
JOUR 482 Senior Project 3
JOUR 485 Investigative Reporting 3
DMCA 499 Internship 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
JOUR 356 Social Media Writing
JOUR 358 Strategic Web Writing
JOUR 370 Sports Writing
JOUR 373 Editorial and Opinion Writing
JOUR 374 Magazine Writing/Editing
JOUR 375 Community Reporting
Choose two of the following courses: 6
ARTS 340 Publication Design
ARTS 361 Digital Photography
DIGI 224 Fundamentals of Audio Production
DIGI 324 Vocal Development
DIGI 454 Radio News Production
DIGI 473 TV News Production
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)**
ECON 110 Survey of Economics 3
Free Electives (6-16 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
**This course is an approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Speech Communication Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the speech communication major focuses on the application of various theoretical techniques of communication processes. The student will master oral communication in a variety of forms and practices and create effective and audience appropriate messages. This prepares the students for careers as an announcer, missions work, human resources specialist, or jobs in journalism and speech.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Master communication in its variety of forms and practices
  2. Utilize best practices for communication while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  3. Create effective and audience appropriate messages.

Professional Communication Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate communication competency through verbal, non-verbal, and written forms.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of various approaches to professional communication.

Speech Communication Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate communication competency through verbal, non-verbal, and computer-mediated channels.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of various approaches to business communication.
Speech Communication Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (18 hrs)
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
SCOM 345 Persuasion 3
SCOM 355 Organizational Communication 3
SCOM 360 Leadership Through Communication 3
SCOM 460 Career Preparation 3
DMCA 499 Internship 3
Concentration Courses (24-37 hrs)
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)
Free Electives (0-17 hrs)
Speech Communication Major (B.S.) Professional Communication Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (18 hrs)*
Concentration Courses (37 hrs)*
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 224 Media Design 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
DIGI 100 Equipment Workshop 1
DIGI 175 Fundamentals of Editing 3
DIGI 224 Fundamentals of Audio Production 3
DIGI 225 Introduction to Video Production 3
SCOM 358 Essentials of Customer Service 3
SCOM 380 Vendor Communication and Strategic Relations 3
STCO 356 Digital/Social/Mobile Communication Strategies 3
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)**
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
SCOM 110 Media and Culture 3
SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication 3
Free Electives (0-7 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 33 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
**These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Speech Communication Major (B.S.) Speech Communication Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (18 hrs)
Concentration Courses (24 hrs)
SCOM 210 Communication Perspectives 3
SCOM 325 Interpersonal Communication 3
SCOM 330 Small Group Communication 3
SCOM 335 Argumentation 3
SCOM 455 Communication Theory 3
SCOM 465 Rhetorical Theory 3
SCOM 475 Criticism of Public Address 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
SCOM 315 Oral Interpretation
SCOM 370 Motivational Speaking
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)**
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
SCOM 110 Media and Culture 3
SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication 3
Free Electives (4-20 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 36 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
**These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Strategic Communication Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the strategic communication major is for students to learn to develop effective audience specific cross-platform strategic communication campaigns. This prepares them for careers in advertising, social media management, integrated marketing communications, digital promotion and interactive marketing among others.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Utilize strategic communication while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Develop effective, audience appropriate cross-platform strategic communication campaigns.
  3. Evaluate strategic and tactical communication practices.
Strategic Communication Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (50-52 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 224 Media Design 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
DIGI 100 Equipment Workshop 1
DIGI 175 Fundamentals of Editing 3
DIGI 224 Fundamentals of Audio Production 3
DIGI 225 Introduction to Video Production 3
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
STCO 460 Career Preparation 3
STCO 307 Strategic Communication 3
STCO 346 Persuasive Advertising and Storytelling 3
STCO 348 Strategic Social Media 3
STCO 356 Digital/Social/Mobile Communication Strategies 3
STCO 422 Social Media Development 3
STCO 426 Creating Affiliate Loyalty in a Digital Age 3
STCO 487 Agency/Field Projects 1-3
DMCA 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
Free Electives (0-3 hrs)
Strategic Communication Major (B.S.) Social Media Management Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (50-52 hrs)*
Cognate Hours (9 hrs)*
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 478 Interactive Design II 3
STCO 462 Using the Social and Digital Future 3
Free Electives (0-3 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major
Strategic Communication Major (B.S.) Strategic Communications Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (50-52 hrs)*
Cognate Courses (9 hrs)*
STCO 357 Public Relations and Promotion Tactics 3
STCO 367 Best Practices: Strategic Communications Management 3
STCO 372 Employee and Organizational Communication 3
Free Electives (0-3 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Must have an overall average of “C” in the major

 

Department of Studio & Digital Arts

A. Todd Smith, B.A., B.S., M.F.A.
Chair, Department of Studio & Digital Arts
Professor of Studio & Digital Arts

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Department of Studio & Digital Arts is to produce visual artists, graphic designers and art educators rooted in a Christ-centered perspective that governs every decision, action and work of art they undertake in the field of visual art.


Career Opportunities

Advertising Ministry
Animator Multimedia Artist
Business Public Relations
Education Sales
Journalism Television
   
Combined Skills:
Acting Reporting
Art Director Public Affairs
Copy Editing Communications Research
Corporate Team Building Social Work
Editing Publications Teaching
Graphic Illustration Tutoring
Lobbying Web Design
News Reporting  
   

KAPPA PI ART HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor: Professor Eva Palmer

Kappa Pi – Zeta Chi Chapter promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level.  The purpose of this fraternity will be to form bodies of representative students who will, by their influence and artistic interest, uphold the highest ideals of a liberal education; to provide a means whereby students with artistic commitment meet for the purpose of informal study and communication; to raise the standards of productive artist work among students in the college and universities; to furnish the highest reward for conscientious effort in furthering the best interest of art in the broadest sense of the term, by election to membership in the Fraternity, based upon such meritorious work. 

Membership Criteria

  • B average in art courses

Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.F.A.)
Available Spring 2015

PURPOSE
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is considered the pre-professional degree, allowing students to gain extensive practice-based course work in the field of art and design. The degree provides the opportunity for students to focus on one of three areas: Graphic Design, Two Dimensional Art, or Three Dimensional Art.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must submit a portfolio of 20 works for entry.
  2. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze visual imagery in relation to a variety of contexts.
  2. Articulate the meaning of visual imagery.

Graphic Design Concentration
The student will be able to create visual imagery using digital practices, while maintaining a Christian worldview.

Studio Art Concentration
The student will be able to create visual imagery using traditional practices, while maintaining a Christian worldview.


Programs of Study

Studio and Digital Arts (B.F.A) Graphic Design
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (27 hrs)
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design 3
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design 3
ARTS 201 History of Art I 3
ARTS 202 History of Art II 3
ARTS 211 Drawing I 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
Art History (6 hrs)
ARTS 303 History of Graphic Design 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 203 Baroque Art
ARTS 204 Medieval Art
ARTS 206 Arts of East Asia
ARTS 207 The Arts of Latin America
ARTS 208 Italian and Northern Renaissance
ARTS 213 American Art and Architecture
Concentration Courses (37 hrs)
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
ARTS 340 Publication Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS 380 Interactive Publication 3
ARTS 398 Studio and Digital Arts Practicum 3
ARTS 424 Advanced Typography 3
ARTS 473 Introduction to 3D Graphics 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
ARTS 478 Interactive Design II 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 3
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art 3
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technology 3
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 46 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These courses are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Studio and Digital Arts (B.F.A) Studio Art
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (27 hrs)
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design 3
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design 3
ARTS 201 History of Art I 3
ARTS 202 History of Art II 3
ARTS 211 Drawing I 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
Art History (6 hrs)
Choose two from the following courses: 6
ARTS 203 Baroque Art
ARTS 204 Medieval Art
ARTS 206 Arts of East Asia
ARTS 207 The Arts of Latin America
ARTS 208 Italian and Northern Renaissance
ARTS 213 American Art and Architecture
ARTS 303 History of Graphic Design
Concentration Courses (28-29 hrs)
ARTS 321 Painting I 3
ARTS 330 Sculpture I 3
ARTS 382 Gallery/Museum Fundamentals 3
ARTS 398 Studio and Digital Arts Practicum 3
ARTS 475 Ceramics I 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 1 to 2
Choose one of the following tracks:
2D Track (12 hrs) 1
OR
3D Track (12 hrs) 2
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art 3
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technology 3
Free Electives (0-6 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 125 hours minimum required; at least 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These courses are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Choose four from the following courses: ARTS 223, 301, 312, 332, 342, 361, 365, 375, 376, 401, 402, 411, 420, 422, 461, 469, 470

Choose four from the following courses: ARTS 234, 334, 357, 376, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 473, 476, 490

Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Studio and Digital Arts major is to strive to prepare students, whether studio art or graphic design, who will:

  1. Use their professional skills to complement their moral and ethical values;
  2. Possess both theoretical and historical understanding of studio and digital arts; and
  3. Make practical application of knowledge in professional and personal contexts as a communicator in the field of visual art.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze visual imagery in relation to history and culture;
  2. Effectively articulate the meaning of visual imagery;
  3. Visualize, conceptualize, and create visual imagery using traditional and digital materials, media, methods and techniques;
  4. Integrate a Christian worldview with best practices for creating visual imagery.

Programs of Study

Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (12 hrs)
ARTS 211 Drawing I 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 201 History of Art I
ARTS 202 History of Art II
Concentration Courses (33 hrs)
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
Free Electives (10-17 hrs)
Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.S.) Graphic Design Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (12 hrs)
Concentration Courses (33 hrs)
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS 473 Introduction to 3D Graphics 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 3
ARTS ___ Electives (300-400 level) 6
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)*
Free Electives (10-17 hrs) [6 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 36 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.S.) Studio Art Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (12 hrs)
Concentration Courses (33 hrs)
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
ARTS 321 Painting I 3
ARTS 330 Sculpture I 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 420 Painting II 3
ARTS 430 Sculpture II 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 3
ARTS ___ Electives (300-400 level) 9
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)*
Free Electives (10-17 hrs) [3 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 36 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Studio and Digital Arts Major (B.S.) Studio Art Concentration - Teacher Licensure Requirements
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in Major (12 hrs)
Concentration Courses (33 hrs)
ARTS 311 Drawing II 3
ARTS 321 Painting I 3
ARTS 330 Sculpture I 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 420 Painting II 3
ARTS 430 Sculpture II 3
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 490 Arts and Crafts 3
ARTS ___ Electives (300-400 level) 9
Directed Courses (Required) (0-6 hrs)*
ARTS 209 Art as Communication 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (28 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning 2
EDUC 235 Content Instructional Design 1
EDUC 236 Content Instructional Design Practicum 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 435 Content Curriculum Fundamentals 2
EDUC 436 Content Curriculum Fundamentals Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 131 hours minimum required; at least 53 hours must be 300-400 level.
*This is an approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Graphic Design Minor

Graphic Design Minor (18 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design

Photography Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design and photo composition.

 

Photography Minor (18 hrs)
ARTS 301 Introduction to Film Photography 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 461 Advanced Digital Photography 3
ARTS 469 Conceptual/Fine Art Photography and Portfolio 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design

Studio Art Minor

Studio Art Minor* (18 hrs)
ARTS ___ Electives 9
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design
Choose one of the following focused areas: 6
Drawing:
ARTS 211 Drawing I
ARTS 311 Drawing II
Painting:
ARTS 321 Painting I
ARTS 420 Painting II
Sculpture:
ARTS 330 Sculpture I
ARTS 430 Sculpture II
Photography:
ARTS 361 Digital Photography
ARTS 461 Advanced Digital Photography
* "C" or above required in prerequisite courses

Department of Theatre Arts

Linda N. Cooper, B.S., M.A.
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

PURPOSE
The Department of Theatre Arts provides instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production, in order to prepare students for professional stage careers, for graduate study in theatre arts, and for a life of growing appreciation for the theatre and dramatic art. Central to the departmental purpose is the development of observant, sensitive theatrical artists, who, with their skills, training, knowledge, and professional attitudes, may glorify Christ in the world through the practice of their craft and the testimony of their lives.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must receive a “C” or better in all THEA classes.
  2. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 to participate in THEA 200, 300, or 400 classes.
  3. See the Department of Theatre Arts Student Handbook for more information.

Career Opportunities

Actor Play Submissions Editor
Art Critic Program Director
Choreographer Properties Master
Director Public Relations
Drama Ministry Publishing License Agent
Dramaturge Script Writer
First Hand Costumer Special Events Coordinator
House Manager Speech Writer
Law Stage Manager
Performing Arts Coordinator
 
Theatre Historian
Theater Manager

ALPHA PSI OMEGA HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor: Mrs. Linda N. Cooper
Alpha Psi Omega is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in the study of theatre arts.  Chapter activities provide members with opportunities for sharing and advancing their professional interests. Lectures and field trips are designed to awaken theatrical interest, and to promote interaction between students and faculty and amongst other theatre professionals. 

Criteria for membership: An undergraduate student must have completed at least 15 semester hours in theatre arts (excluding performance/production credits) with a grade in all theatre courses averaging at least a 3.50 and must have a general average of at least a 3.25 in all classes.  Candidates must have participated in at least seven main stage productions and be in good ethical standing with the University.  All inductees must be voted into the society by a majority of the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts faculty and staff.


Theatre Arts Major (B.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Articulate a personal aesthetic as a creative artist, grounded in the history and current practices of theatre.
  2. Evaluate multiple worldviews from a biblical perspective.
  3. Create original and re-interpretive theatrical work, evidenced by a consistent work ethic and respect for professional ethics.
  4. Integrate research and critical thinking skills to deepen and refine the quality of artistic work.
  5. Communicate effectively in written, oral, visual, and technological formats.

Arts Administration Concentration

  • The student will be able to apply administrative concepts to determine effective solutions relative to situations in theater.

Dramaturgy Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate critically various texts for the purpose of presenting original theatrical ideas.

Performance Concentration

  • The student will be able to present a believable representation of humanity utilizing appropriate skills in technique, research and analysis.

Production Concentration

  • The student will be able to clearly present a creative, theatrical design utilizing conceptual thought and thorough research and analysis.

SOPHOMORE HEARING PREREQUISITES
Students must have completed two production credits prior to attempting the Sophomore Hearing.  If attempting performance, they must have completed two on stage credits; if attempting production, they must have completed two production credits; for education, they must have completed one of each.

TEACHER LICENSURE
Teacher preparation and endorsement in Theatre Arts is available through the Department of Theatre Arts in cooperation with the Teacher Education Department. Those wishing to pursue teaching-related programs should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education. Licensure information is also available at www.liberty.edu/uguide.


Programs of Study

Theatre Arts Major (B.A.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (52-59 hrs)
Liberal Arts Focus:
Language Requirements (12 hrs) [Must be one language]
Integrative Studies (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (19 hrs)
THEA 200 Play Production I 2
THEA 211 Foundations of Theatre History I 3
THEA 220 Acting I 3
THEA 300 Play Production II 2
THEA 312 Script Analysis 3
THEA 400 Play Production III 3
THEA 490 Senior Project 3
Concentration Courses (24-30 hrs)
Additional Requirement for Major:
Must pass the Sophomore Hearing
Theatre Arts Major (B.A.) Arts Administration Concentration
Concentration Courses (30 hrs)
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II 3
THEA 260 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
THEA 411 Stage and Theater Management 3
THEA 499 Theatre Internship 3
SCOM 360 Leadership Through Communication 3
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)*
COMS 101 Speech Communication 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 38 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTES: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to participate in THEA 200, 300, 400.
*These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Theatre Arts Major (B.A.) Dramaturgy Concentration
Concentration Courses (30 hrs)
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II 3
THEA 260 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
THEA 310 Acting II 3
THEA 350 Writing for the Stage 3
THEA 410 Drama in the Church: History and Practice 3
THEA 499 Theatre Internship 3
ENGL 305 Genre 3
ENGL 307 Expository Writing 3
ENGL 322 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 442 Musical Theatre 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 41 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTES: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to participate in THEA 200, 300, 400.
Theatre Arts Major (B.A.) Performance Concentration
Concentration Courses (30 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 1
MUSC 122 Voice (Freshman) 1
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 1
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II 3
THEA 250 Voice for the Stage 3
THEA 310 Acting II 3
THEA 390 Stage Accents 3
THEA 420 Acting III 3
THEA 440 Stage Movement 3
THEA 450 Musical Theatre Performance 3
THEA 497 Special Topics in Theatre 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
THEA 422 Classical Acting
THEA 460 Advanced Musical Theatre Performance
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 38 hours must be 300-400 level.
Theatre Arts Major (B.A.) Production Concentration
Concentration Courses (30 hrs)
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II 3
THEA 260 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
THEA 320 Directing 3
THEA 340 Makeup Design 3
THEA 360 Costume Design 3
THEA 370 Scenic Design 3
THEA 380 Lighting Design 3
THEA 410 Drama in the Church: History and Practice 3
THEA 411 Stage and Theater Management 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
THEA 350 Writing for the Stage
THEA 352 Writing for Church Drama
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 41 hours must be 300-400 level.
Theatre Arts Major (B.A.) Teacher Licensure Requirements
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (53-57 hrs)
Liberal Arts Focus:
Language Requirements (12 hrs) [Must be one language]
Integrative Studies (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (19 hrs)
Concentration Courses (24 hrs)
THEA 250 Voice for the Stage 3
THEA 260 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
THEA 310 Acting II 3
THEA 320 Directing 3
THEA 411 Stage and Theater Management 3
THEA 420 Acting III 3
THEA 440 Stage Movement 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
THEA 360 Costume Design
THEA 380 Lighting Design
Directed Courses (Required) (3 hrs)*
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (31 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning 2
EDUC 235 Content Instructional Design 1
EDUC 236 Content Instructional Design Practicum 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
EDUC 419 Content Teaching Methods 2
EDUC 420 Content Teaching Methods Practicum 1
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 435 Content Curriculum Fundamentals 2
EDUC 436 Content Curriculum Fundamentals Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
Additional Requirement for Major:
Must pass the Sophomore Hearing
TOTAL HOURS: 147 hours minimum required; at least 58 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Theatre Arts Minor

Theatre Arts Minor (17 hrs)
THEA 200 Play Production I 2
THEA 220 Acting I 3
THEA 250 Voice for the Stage 3
THEA 310 Acting II 3
THEA 312 Script Analysis 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
THEA 211 Foundations of Theatre History I
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans for programs offered by the School of Communication & Creative Arts can be accessed at: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.



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