Bachelors in Visual Arts

Level: Bachelors

Credits: 128

Average Completion Time: 4 Years

The Visual Arts concentration is for those who want to serve the Lord in ministry staff positions and to support the senior pastor by communicating the gospel and his vision through visual arts and creative media. Specific disciplines of study incorporated within this concentration include creativity, graphic design, interactive design, photography, and video production—each specifically applied to local church ministry. Practicums and internships provide opportunities for practical, hands-on experience and prepare the student for a wide range of ministry applications of visual arts.







Student editing a photograph in Adobe Lightroom



 BI 101 Old Testament Survey

CR 110 Creative Thinking

EN 101 English Grammar/Comp I

OR 101 Principles of Christian Living

PT 111 Personal Evangelism

VA 101 Media Foundations

VP 141 Photography I



 BI 102 New Testament Survey

CR 111 Concept Development

EN 102 English Grammar/Comp II

PT 106 Intro. to Biblical Counseling

SPCH 101 Freshman Speech

VA 102 Design Technology

VP 142 Photography II



BI 212 Romans

BI 231 Intro. to Dispensationalism

CR 212 Digital Storytelling

GD 221 Graphic Design I

ID 231 Web Development I

MA 100 College Math

Bible Elective (3)



BI 201 Life of Christ

BI 291 Methodical Bible Study

CR 213 Design Research Methods

GD 222 Graphic Design II

ID 232 Web Development II

MI 101 Introduction to Missions

VP 244 Video Productions



BI 110 Survey of Bible Doctrines

GD 323 Typography

HI 283 US History I

ID 333 Interactive Design

PT 100 Practical Theology or Ministry Women

VA 371 Visual Arts Lab/Practicum I

Bible Elective (2)



AP 301 Science and Faith

GD 324 Print Production

HI 284 US History II

ID 334 WordPress Development

PT 100 Practical Theology or Ministry Women

VA 372 Visual Arts Lab/Practicum II

Bible Elective (3)



AP 101 Apologetics

BI 401 Baptist History

GD 425 Branding Design

VA 481 Visual Arts Internship

Bible Elective (3)

General Elective (2)



PT 311 Marriage and the Home

VA 499 Visual Arts Portfolio

VP 446 Animation and 3D Graphics

Bible Elective (6)

General Elective (2)

Bible Credits

General Ed. Credits

Visual Arts Credits

General Electives


Visual Arts Lab/Practicum I & II

6 Credits  |  Junior Year

Taken during the Junior year, the Practicum provides the student with the opportunity to create independent work on a larger scale than is afforded in typical courses. Students will propose a large visual arts project—either to assist their home churches, to explore a new visual arts discipline, or to bolster their portfolios—and work through a series of milestones where they will check in their work in progress with their supervising instructor for feedback and direction. The level II course may either be a continuation of the previous project if the project is sufficiently rigorous or a new project entirely.

Internship Program

3 Credits  |  Senior Year

This internship in visual arts is performed during the academic semester and on the campus. Students will be paired with ministries in accordance with their individual skill sets and the ministry’s specific needs and will complete practical projects in their disciplines for the benefiting ministry. Throughout the internship, students will gain practical experience by creating pieces that could be included in their portfolio and will study principles of leadership and professionalism in visual arts.

Capstone Portfolio

4 Credits  |  Senior Year

This course is designed to provide the student with guidance in creating visual arts projects for inclusion in a portfolio that could be presented to a potential hiring ministry. This portfolio will showcase the student’s work throughout his visual arts training. Students will receive assignments and instruction in class and work through the necessary projects given throughout the course.