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The Creative Arts Faculty use the application to evaluate your creativity, technical competence, eligibility for scholarships, potential for growth within the program, level of commitment, and general fit within the Creative Arts Program.
The Creative Arts Department offers three concentrations (specializations): Music & Worship, Dance & Drama, and Technology & Production. During your time in Creative Arts at NHCC, you will specialize in one of these three areas. Your concentration will be determined by your Platform of Excellence, what you feel to be your strongest artistic area. Those admitted to the program will have an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in their Platform of Excellence.
There is a two-part application process for those interested in studying Creative Arts at New Hope Christian College. Part 1 involves submitting an application specific to Creative Arts. Part 2 involves submitting an Application Request to NHCC Admissions.
Part 1 - Apply to the Creative Arts Program
Step 1: Review and prepare the application requirements specific to your interests in the Creative Arts (click one of the buttons above for your concentration).
Step 2: Submit your Creative Arts application online.
Step 3: The Creative Arts faculty will review your application materials and contact you about the status of your admission to the Creative Arts program.
All applicants will be automatically considered for a Creative Arts Talent Grant ranging from $500-$2500!
Part 2 - Apply to New Hope Christian College
Step 1: Submit an Application Request for NHCC here.
Step 2: In your Application Request, indicate which aspect of the Creative Arts interests you by checking one of the boxes for (a) Music and Worship, (b) Dance and Drama, or (c) Technology and Production, and submit your Application Request.
Step 3: After our Admissions team receives your Application Request, Admissions will contact you for an interview you.
General Requirements for all Creative Arts Applications
All applicants who wish to be considered for the Creative Arts Program should prepare and submit the following:
Your résumé should include the experiences you've had in the Creative Arts. Venues, events, dates, and brief descriptions are helpful. Tell us (a) events you've led worship/performed for, (b) private lessons you've taken, (c) venues you've led worship/performed in, and (d) activities inside school, and (e) private organizations you've worked with.
2. Letter of Recommendation
Your letter of recommendation should come from a person who has worked directly with you in your platform of excellence (music, drama, dance, or technology & production). In the recommendation letter, we want the writer to give evidence of your skill, diligence, and work ethic in the Creative Arts. We'd also like to know how the recommender knows you (How long have they know you? Have they worked with you inside/outside of a church/worship setting? Do they think you are a good fit for a four-year college-level arts program designed to enhance your skills in the arts and make you ready to serve professionally upon graduation?). Letters must be dated within twelve months of the submission date.
3. Written statement of purpose and desire
Your statement of purpose and desire should answer the question: what are your gifts in the Creative Arts, how have your gifts shaped your past and brought you to where you are today, how do you want to use your gifts to serve in the future, and how do you think studying Creative Arts at New Hope Christian College will bring your closer to that goal?
4. Platform of Excellence Videos (see each concentration for specific requirements)
We want to see you at your best! Send us materials that highlight your personal style and versatility.