Utilizing hands-on, real-world experience, Jessup's Division of Visual & Performing Arts prepares you for your chosen career through academics and enriching experiences. Our faculty experts work closely with you, mentoring and training you in either music, theater, visual & fine arts, or digital communication & design.
MUSIC - Bachelor of Arts - Students in the Music Degree program at William Jessup University receive a thorough grounding in both traditional and contemporary theory and practice courses. They develop performance skills and acquire new musical proficiencies appropriate to their chosen career path. The Music program provides opportunities for all students to be involved in a wide variety of performance groups who travel regionally to represent Jessup.
THEATRE - Bachelor of Arts - The BA in Theatre is an immersive, pre‐professional training ground for theatre practitioners. The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre offers specializations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design and Technology, and Theatre Management. From backstage to onstage, you will learn how to create theatre from concept to performance in a department valuing a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach to theatrical storytelling.
The Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Fine Arts—with concentrations in fine arts, graphic design, cinematography/video, and photography—is a groundbreaking degree. This multi-disciplinary exploration of creativity viewed through the lens of a Judeo-Christian worldview is a synergistic fusion of the arts. Through both theoretical and practical coursework, students will grow their knowledge and skills in both analog and digital art. Students will also take business-related courses in order to learn how to market themselves. The ultimate goal of the program is to produce highly employable Christian leaders and entrepreneurs capable of vast, positive influence within the areas of the arts, entertainment, and media. The curriculum of this program will give students a wide range of knowledge and skills. Students will focus on practical application, history, aesthetics, analysis, and management. The core offers a combination of experiential and theoretical classwork so that a student not only advances skill in the arts but also understands the context of the arts in culture from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The concentrations offer a more in-depth study in the areas of fine arts, graphic design, cinematography, and photography.