The Brethren Christian Fine Arts Department aims to provide an outstanding arts education from a Christian perspective. We seek to foster and develop the skills of each individual student. Courses of study are offered in art, vocal music, instrumental music, and drama.
All artistic endeavors reflect the source of artistry and creativity: God, the Creator. We recognize the need for an environment where students can exercise their talents, express their artistic impulses, learn to appreciate the achievements of artists who have paved the way before them and obtain skills that will enhance
their God given abilities.
In addition to being encouraged and trained in the fine arts, students are made aware that excellence in the arts will reveal truth and beauty. Honest and excellent art will communicate true things about God and about the condition of man and nature and it will enrich the lives of all people by evoking feelings, moving hearts, replacing faulty thinking, delighting the soul, and inspiring us to worship God.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
— Ephesians 2:10
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…
— Colossians 3:23
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
— Revelation 4:11