What is Living Water College of the Arts?
Living Water College of the Arts is a post-secondary institution committed to the training and development of Artists who want to make their works a reflection of their faith and intellect, with a committment to making a difference in the secular world through the arts.
The College offers programs which integrate the development of a person’s Artistic craft with personal growth in Faith and a capacity to support both of these with skillful Reason. Artists learn the central role of truth, goodness and beauty in producing art that is at once compelling and inspiring.
Since 2009, a series of short programs have been offered to give students the opportunity to study the arts in a particularly rich environment. To date, programs have taught drama, visual art, sacred choral music, iconography, and film-making.
Providing an integrated fine arts program is unknown in our day, and each short program has contributed valuable insights as to methodology and content. In the autumn of 2014, the Board of Directors determined that Living Water College is positioned to offer a full one-year program in Film Production. As film in its many forms increasingly influences our lives, Living Water College of the Arts is preparing a program that will equip students to skillfully benefit society through this popular and powerful medium.
Studying the Arts in a Christian Context
Living Water College of the Arts is a faithfully Catholic institution. The inerrancy of Holy Scripture, the reality of the Trinity, the identity of Christ Jesus, fully human and fully divine, the virgin birth, the forgiveness of sins, and salvation by grace: these truths are held by the Living Water College of the Arts and shared by most Christian denominations world-wide. Open dialogue allows the College to remain consistent in its Catholic identity while respecting the confessions of others.
We believe that artistic talent and calling is a gift from God. It is given to human beings by God’s grace for His glory and for the purpose of revealing truth, beauty and salvation to a hurting world. Unfortunately, what we often encounter in today’s world is art that has become a destructive force, one that puts man at the center of all things and glorifies human failing, violence, and despair rather than the reality of God among us.
At Living Water College of the Arts students will be able to:
- Study the arts without compromising their morals or faith.
- Develop their talents in a community of other artists
- Live, learn and grow in Christian community.
Living Water College currently operates out of a multi-function building, complete with classrooms, dormitories, chapel, library, recording and drama studios, offices, kitchen and cafeteria. At current capacity, the College has room for 16 students and looks forward to expanding to its future campus plan as the school grows.