No Graduate Programs
While any student will have the skillset to be an influencer, most students in this major will go on to work for non-profits, brands, or organizations. Career opportunities range from strategy or content creation to account optimization or community management. It would be challenging to find any brand, sporting team, or church that doesn’t have someone running their social media.
Our professors have 15 office hours a week and we have a variety of clubs where students help each other, including our ACE Center.
While there are online options for the Design and Digital Film programs, the collaborative nature of music, theatre, and dance make the degree very unique and not ideal for online learning.
Performance majors are designed so that students gain the skills and ability to perform professionally.
Education majors give students the skills and abilities to teach in secondary education.
You can start program specific classes your first year! There are no programs that require a student to be a certain year or skill level in order to perform and have access to equipment such as software, cameras, etc..
For several schools with highly competitive requirements, to be accepted into their programs, they require a secondary application. In many instances, these additional requirements will require students to take lower-level classes for one or two years before applying for professional admissions into an actual program. And even then, there is no guarantee of getting in. Also, many impacted schools may choose to utilize a secondary application process to control enrollment counts. At GCU, we have NO secondary application process!
Students have a variety of performance opportunities on campus since there are no graduate performance students studying in our programs. It is not uncommon for qualifying freshman to get cast as a lead in a play or receive an instrumental or vocal solo in a concert.
If you do not pass your audition, you must select another major. However, you can still minor in your program or choice and reaudition the next semester.
CAM specific scholarship opportunities are only offered through the Dance, Theater, and Music programs. Performance scholarships are only available for majors, are determined by audition, and awarded on a case-by-case and first-come, first-served basis. Performance scholarships are limited, so it is important to create urgency with your students to audition early in their admissions process. CAM performance scholarships are subject to CAP. CAM does not award performance scholarships to non-majors or minors due to the limited availability of these funds and the competitive nature of this award. If a student chooses to switch their major, they lose their performance scholarship eligibility. Students who are accepted into the Thundering Herd Pep Band will receive an annual scholarship (This does not include the Critical Mass performance scholarship, which is determined by a separate process).
Refer to the University Policy Handbook. Some programs may have access to required materials through the school, such as how Digital Film majors have the ability to rent camera tripods, etc..
Requirements vary based on the desired major. The Design and Digital Film programs do not require anything such as a portfolio for acceptance into the program. The Dance, Theater, and Music programs all require auditions. The Music program also requires both an audition and a minimum score of 70 on the Music Theory Assessment.
The CAM building is building 35. View an interactive map of GCU campus here.
View all on-campus dining options available at GCU here.
Yes! GCU provides a free shuttle around campus and to the buildings on 27th Avenue. View the shuttle stop map here.
Yes! The GCU Lopes Shop is selling discounted licenses for the Adobe Creative Cloud.
If you lost an item usually faculty and staff will report it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Yes, you can reserve a study room in the library or come to Studio 160 (35-160) in the Fine Arts building.
Yes, we have books located in building 35 Fine Arts located in Studio160 (room 35-160) and outside professor Schumacher’s office. Use our checkout system which can be found on our Student Resources website.
A map of classrooms in building 35 can be located on the contact page.
The Academic Calendar is located on the gcu.edu website.