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Category: College of Fine Arts and Production
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By Lily Cooper
Faculty, College of Fine Arts and Production

Are you a dancer who can know the choreography down perfectly, but when it comes time to step on stage, it all drains from your brain and you forget it all? Do frantic thoughts run through your head and cause you to freeze up during a performance? Do you get physically sick at the thought of performing in front of a lot of people?

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By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dance is a language of its own and has the power to connect people all over the world. While going further with your dancing career at university is fantastic, there are numerous experiences to try that will help mold you as a dancer. One of these being studying abroad for a brief period in the summertime.

While one could do an entire semester abroad, a summer stint in another country is relatively more inexpensive, shorter and won’t derail your current graduation plans, while still giving you the experience of a lifetime.

Check out these top four reasons that every dancer should study abroad during the summer at least once.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The internet is a powerful place and anything posted online can be seen by anyone. That’s why it is important for artists to establish themselves on social media. According to Career Builder, “70 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates.” On the other side of the coin, “57 percent have found content on social media that caused them not to hire candidates.”

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Fine Arts and Production

When you think of a dancer’s next steps after high school graduation, a lot of people may think that the obvious choice is to go to either New York or Los Angeles to audition and join a company. It’s what all the television shows dictate when any character who’s interested in the arts graduates. However, what about going to college and getting a degree?

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Are you an aspiring writer or filmmaker? Do you love to live life behind the camera? If so, Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Production might be just for you.

The university’s BA in film production degree program gives students a strong foundation for storytelling and offers many opportunities to receive hands-on experience where they can use what they learned in real life.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Do you see the variety of color, graphics, typography and images on packages in the grocery store? Do you get intrigued at the thoughts behind the Superbowl advertising commercials? Do you have a wardrobe of t-shirts with cool graphics on them? Are you always creative? If so, Graphic Design and Advertising may be the right degree for you.

Check out all you need to know about getting a Bachelor’s in Advertising and Graphic Design below!

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Meet Steve Fitch! He is a composer, author, percussionist, timpanist, educator and drummer and is known for the breadth of his abilities. In his youth, he marched in Drum Corps International (DCI) finals and placed sixth in the DCI snare drum individuals’ competition. Getting off the drum corps bus at Oberlin, Ohio, Steve earned his Bachelor’s of Music in percussion performance studying with Michael Rosen at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music. There he was the first percussionist ever to win the Oberlin Senior Concerto Competition.

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