Dean's Welcome

The connection between religion and the arts has never been more viable or necessary than it is now in the early years of the twenty first century. Used by some simply to illustrate Christian themes, art has a more important role to play. Prophetic by nature, it functions as a form of revelation teaching us things we would not come to know in any other way, helping us to look at the old and familiar with new eyes thus opening the way to new possibilities both for the individual as well as for society as a whole. It has the power to give a visual voice to the deepest spiritual stirrings within the human spirit.

Olivet School of Art & Design is unique among schools offering theological education in its recognition of the importance of the arts. As Olivet Art & Design continues to develop, it will provide a solid base both for those entering the field of graphic design and those utilizing the arts in other fields of ministry.

Dr. Joan Carter
Olivet School of Art & Design