Academics

There is a place for everyone here. Our three year art and theology curriculum integrates theory and practice into a unique program that serves visual artists, designers, and performers. Rich theological reading and discussion informs mentor-based studio practice for all students, building a community of Christ-honoring makers.

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areas of focus, three fellowship levels, and a host of electives

Whether you need help launching out for the first time or reinforcing your current artistic vision, the Maker Institute supports your calling by providing a creative, professional environment that is optimal for discipleship. You will be surrounded by other Christians who share your desire to learn practical skills and build networks of faithful artists, patrons, and kingdom-minded peers.

Program Structure

The Maker Institute offers a three-year Fellowship program for artists and designers seeking to deepen their studio practice and relationship with Christ. Through in-depth mentorship and teaching, the Maker Institute focuses on an individual’s heart, head, and hands, realizing that each part contributes to the richness of human flourishing. This holistic approach enables students to use their skills and talents as makers with clarity and excellence to advance Christ’s kingdom in their homes, churches, cities, and beyond.

Certificates

Our multidimensional program frees students from conventional boundaries, allowing them to learn deeply from many perspectives while experiencing a core theology of making. They can explore courses across our Institute and disciplines and become immersed in multiple areas of learning related to their focus areas. The benefits of this academic freedom are enormous.

At the same time, our program breaks down into Foundation Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and Professional Fellows. Each will receive instruction, mentorship, and constructive feedback according to their given experience level post-High school while attending art and theology courses and Old and New Testament courses together for a unique learning experience.

For more information about each level of program offering at The Maker Institute, please select the level that is most appropriate for you from the choices below.

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