Arts and Humanities

Welcome to the Arts & Humanities at Bethel, where creativity and expression come alive! Explore Visual Arts and Design, Communication Arts, English, Languages, and Music for a fun and diverse experience.


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Creativity Through Visual Arts and Design

Our Visual Arts program fosters creativity and offers a range of classes, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and graphic design. Students also have access to our on-campus gallery, which features rotating exhibits throughout the year.

Visual Arts and Design

Communication Arts

In Communication Arts, we focus on the development of media skills that are essential in today’s world. Our program includes courses in journalism, digital media, and film studies, and students gain practical experience through internships and other real-world opportunities.

Communication Arts
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English: Studies in Literature and Creative Writing

Our English department offers a wide range of literature and creative writing courses, which cultivate strong analytical and communication skills.  Students in our Writing/Publishing minor gain hands-on production experience with Bethel’s literary magazine YAWP!



Studying languages opens doors to vibrant cultures and rich heritages worldwide. Through learning Spanish and German, students access diverse literature, music, films, philosophy, and scientific contributions, deepening their understanding of interconnected histories and traditions. Mastering these languages also offers valuable academic and professional opportunities while enhancing cultural appreciation and insight.

Available Languages
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Expression Through Sound

Our Music program is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in music theory, history, and performance. We offer a variety of ensembles, including choir, band, and orchestra, as well as private lessons with experienced instructors.


Arts and Humanities Areas of Study

Join us and discover your creative voice!

At Bethel College, we believe that the Arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education, and we are committed to providing our students with a supportive and enriching experience. 

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