2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts

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The Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts provides opportunities for all OBU students to explore and experience the fine arts as an integral part of a Christian liberal arts education. The curricula of the school offer strong professional programs in visual art, graphic design, music performance, music composition, music education, communication studies, journalism and mass communication, theatre, and worship studies. The school’s diverse course offerings and performance opportunities enable students to acquire a comprehensive background of artistic and performance experiences built on the foundation of a biblical worldview.

Students in the school receive individual attention, maximizing the opportunity for artistic, academic, and spiritual growth. Through pedagogical and personal example, the faculty seeks to lead students in developing an appreciation for the fine arts, artistic creation and aesthetic judgment with the purpose of transforming the lives of our students to reflect the artistry of the Creator.

Dean of Theology, Art, and Humanities

Matthew Y. Emerson
Floyd K. Clark Chair of Christian Leadership
Professor of Religion
Co-Interim Provost

B.S., Auburn University, 2005
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011
Joined the OBU faculty in 2015.

Degree Programs

The following degree programs are offered by the School of Visual and Performing Arts:


    Bachelor of ArtsMinor

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