Across Grand Canyon University’s (GCU’s) College of Arts and Media, students train collaboratively with other students under the close guidance of seasoned instructors while enhancing creativity, confidence and performance abilities. Discover how to apply your talents professionally, as well as through servant leadership and community outreach. Explore your options below for the minor that best suits your ambitions.
Delve into the captivating world of arts and media by exploring our integrated approach and range of minors tailored to your unique interests. Whether you have a passion for visual arts, music, film, theatre or digital media, our diverse selection of fine arts and digital media minors offers you the chance to cultivate your creative talents and enhance your skills. Discover new avenues of expression, collaborate with like-minded individuals and expand your artistic horizons by pursuing a fine arts and digital media minor from GCU.
Digital media and visual arts minors may be beneficial for marketing majors. Digital media and visual arts minors can offer valuable advantages for marketing majors. These minors can provide marketing students with additional skills and knowledge in areas such as graphic design, video production, photography, web design and multimedia storytelling.
By incorporating digital media and visual arts into your marketing education, you can focus on creative and artistic perspectives to use within various digital media platforms. This combination of marketing expertise and artistic capabilities can equip marketing professionals to create visually compelling and engaging content and effectively communicate brand messages to reach and connect with target audiences.
Minors in theatre and dance offer you the opportunity to explore and deepen your passion for the performing arts. These minors can impart comprehensive principles, techniques, practical experience and artistic elements for those involved in theatre and dance. By pursuing a minor in theatre or dance, you have the opportunity to enhance your creativity, develop your performance skills and gain a deeper appreciation for the art forms.
Photography and film studies minors can offer you a captivating exploration into the world of visual storytelling and cinematic arts. These minors can provide a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects, artistic principles and cultural significance of photography and film. By pursuing a minor in photography or film studies, you have the opportunity to develop a creative vision, refine your technical skills and gain a deeper appreciation for the power of visual communication.
A minor in music at Grand Canyon University can enhance any area of study, from accounting to worship and everything in between. This is done by providing opportunities to develop character, creative problem-solving, higher-level thinking, leadership skills, cooperation and respect for others, and a greater understanding of an individual’s place within the Christian worldview.
You can choose between three music performance minors: instrumental, piano or vocal, according to their instrument. As an instrumental minor, you must provide your own instrument for private instruction lessons and ensemble participation. No audition is required for these minors, although some ensembles require an audition. All music minors are requested, but not required, to take the Music Theory Placement Assessment to determine your level of knowledge in music theory.
FAQs for Aspiring Arts and Media Minors
We’ve gathered answers to your most frequently asked questions about the requirements, courses and opportunities available for those interested in pursuing a variety of media minors. We hope this helps you make an informed decision about pursuing your education.
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Find an art or media minor that meets your personal or professional goals. Contact us today to enroll or get answers to remaining questions about choosing your minor.