“If a man were
permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of
a nation.”- Andrew Fletcher
Thank you for your interest in the College of
Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) at North Greenville University!
Has our nation, has the world, ever needed
Christian artists, educators, and communicators more? From MSNBC to Broadway, and from the
Met to MoMA, this culture needs us now more than ever!
So, we invite you to join us in our community of
“Culture Creators for Christ.” In today’s media-saturated society, where
everyone stays connected to some form of media every second of every day, Christian
artists and communicators have never been more valuable.
As you explore this site, you will find like-minded
souls dedicated to living out their calling for Christ as communicators in a
wide variety of contexts and media.
The CCFA houses 3 schools: The School of
the Arts, The School of
Communication, and The Cline
School of Music.
In these schools you will find dedicated, passionate
artist-scholars. You will be taught by a faculty committed to you and your
- Theatre students will find Dale Savidge who founded “Christians
in Theatre Arts.”
- Music students will learn from
Steinway Artist Fabio Parrrini and Yamaha Artist Christopher Davis.
- Visual artists will be taught exclusively by practicing artists
whose work is shown world-wide.
- And communication majors will meet Dr. Shur Gopal, a Fulbright
This is but a small sampling of the over two dozen
faculty awaiting the privilege of joining you as you take the next steps in
your journey! They will challenge you; they will mentor you; they will love
While at NGU, you will be given every opportunity to
hone your craft.
- Music students can participate in any number of instrumental ensembles
including Brass, Woodwind, Guitar, and Percussion. You could choose to join
the Marching Band, the Concert Band, or the Orchestra. If singing is your gift,
there are the NGU Singers, Concert Choir and Contemporary Christian Ensemble.
- Communication students are given a range of opportunities. The
Vibe broadcasts in FM 24-hours a day! The Vision Magazine and Online give
writers, photographers and designers the chance to showcase their work. Broadcasters,
both on camera and in production, are involved with VisionTV as well as
broadcasting a variety of NGU athletic events.
- Theatre students can be involved in any or all of the four
mainstage shows each year. Or you could tour with Act II, the department’s
traveling ministry troupe. Festivals, national auditions, and applied Theatre
opportunities occur throughout the year.
- NGU visual artists show and compete in a wide variety of
contexts both on the NGU campus and throughout the community! You may have your work published or edit a nationally awarded
art and literature magazine. Or, you could take advantage of the opportunity
to take part in beautification and mission-oriented events.
The CCFA programs are designed to give you practical
experience. You won’t leave NGU wondering if you have what it takes; you will
leave having honed your craft and ready to join the ranks of practicing
We believe that every individual has a calling to
live, a story to tell, and a passion to pursue! What’s yours?
Dean of the College of Communications & Fine Arts