Dramatic performance reveals truth. It makes the invisible visible. It speaks to souls on the level of the imagination, making abstract concepts tangible, helping ideas become things we can see and hear.
Music gives glory to God. It also expresses the glory of man. At its best, music gives voice to the beauty, power, and wonder of the human experience.
Visual Art joins with Writing, Film and Theatre as elemental components of story-making and story-telling. Narrative, sequential art has the power to incarnate the deepest mysteries of human identity and human destiny.
This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing
commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and
reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan
educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University,
the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the
fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become
well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of
Franciscan University of Steubenville