Grace College and Theological Seminary
About Grace College and Theological Seminary
Grace College and Theological Seminary is located in the beautiful small town of Winona Lake, Indiana. The Village at Winona, a thriving arts community found on the shores of Winona Lake, is home to several galleries including Art and Soul, Blue Heron Artworks, Canal Street Gallery, Gallery D, and Two Red Chairs. There are also several artisan shops including Pottery Bayou and Whetstone Woodenware. Winona Lake is also home to the MasterWorks Festival, a month-long performing arts festival with more than 40 public performances by both professionals and performing arts students from around the world.
Grace Theological Seminary was established in 1937 to provide master's through doctoral-level degree study in evangelical ministry and theology. Grace College opened on the same campus in 1948, offering more than 50 fields of study in the arts and sciences, music, and ministry. Grace College is associated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The college's original enrollment was 25 students. Today, the college has grown to more than 1,200 students from 40 states and 20 countries. Grace College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, as well as an active member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Indiana Conference of Higher Education, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Indiana, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The campus is centrally located between Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago. Fort Wayne, Indiana's second-largest city, is 36 miles east and South Bend is 50 miles northwest of campus.
The art department at Grace College offers four-year programs culminating in either a BA or BS degree in graphic design. The graphic design program provides a strong foundation of traditional design skills along with computer training in the latest software used by professional designers. The curriculum for both the BA and BS degrees is essentially the same. Students are required to complete a liberal arts core and choose liberal arts electives from categories including humanities, language and culture, natural sciences, history, and Biblical studies. BA degree students must also complete an additional intermediate level course in language and culture. These courses complete the college's general education requirements. Students must then meet the program's major requirements, which consist of a basic art core, a graphic design core, graphic design electives, and a cross-discipline elective. The art core includes courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, and art history. The graphic design core includes courses in graphic design, computer illustration, typography, and advanced problems and portfolio development. Graphic design electives include photography, printmaking, and life drawing. For the cross-discipline elective, students choose to study principles of marketing or organizational communication and behavior.
First-year applicants at Grace College are automatically considered for all available renewable scholarships and notified when admission is granted. Available scholarships include merit-based awards such as Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships, Provost's Scholarships, Dean's Scholarships, Honors Scholarships, and the Miller Merit Awards. Grace College also offers a Presidential Scholarship Competition. The competition awards several high-valued scholarships including one President's Scholarship, two Trustee Scholarships, five Faculty Scholarships, ten Achievement Scholarships, twenty McClain Scholarships, and thirty Winona Merit Scholarships. Grace College also offers need-based scholarships like the Grace College Grants, scholarships based on athletic talents, and departmental awards for students within specific fields of study.