Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 3, 2012

Bluefield College will host a Fine Arts Showcase, Friday and Saturday, February 17-18, designed to tout the school's art, music and theatre programs to prospective students.

The two-day promotional event for students considering a college major in art, art education, graphic communication, music, applied music, church music, music education, theatre or Christian drama, will expose participants to the full fine arts experience at Bluefield College through actual class attendance, interaction with current students and faculty, campus tours, masterclasses, an overnight stay on campus, and performances by BC fine arts faculty and student ensembles.

Prospective students may register for as few as one and as many as all four sessions during the two-day experience by visiting the BC web site at or by contacting Bryant Moxley by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 276.326.4248. The first 25 prospects to sign up will receive a cost/registration fee waiver.

The cost and registration fee is $25 for two days of participation, $15 for one day of participation, which includes a Bluefield College Music Department CD, all meals for the prospective student during the Showcase, lodging in a BC residence hall (if participating overnight), and admission to the Fine Arts Showcase Performance Finale.

Students may also register on campus in the lower level of Harman Chapel at the beginning of each session, Friday (Feb. 17) at 8:30 a.m., Friday (Feb. 17) at noon, Friday (Feb. 17) at 4:30 p.m., or Saturday (Feb. 18) at 8:30 a.m.

“This event is designed for maximum flexibility with multiple registration periods for students who wish to participate in as few as one or as many as four of the separate sessions,” said Moxley, head of BC’s Department of Music. “If you are considering a college major in art, art education, graphic communication, music, applied music, church music, music education, theatre or Christian drama, then this event is for you.”

On Friday, February 17, the Fine Arts Showcase will feature actual classroom sessions for prospective students, individual appointments with fine arts professors and admissions counselors, campus tours, visits to local art galleries, theatre workshops, art portfolio reviews, music and theatre scholarship auditions, voice and instrumental music masterclasses, a Fine Arts Showcase Faculty Performance, and a “Java and Jazz” session featuring the BC Jazz Band at the Quick Shott Café.

On Saturday, February 18, prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in campus tours, individual appointments with fine arts professors and admissions counselors, financial aid workshops, visits to local art galleries, curriculum and art portfolios reviews, fine arts scholarship auditions, and the Fine Arts Showcase Performance Finale, featuring BC’s Concert Band, Opera Theatre Ensemble, select voice ensemble Variations, and theatrical group Ransomed.

“We believe this Fine Arts Showcase will not only be a great opportunity to discover the Bluefield College community of actors, artists and musicians, but also a chance for students to better understand what it means to pursue a major in the fine arts and discern the path God has for them,” said Moxley. “Our caring faculty and staff are here to help students discover their fullest potential as a student, artist, performer and leader.”

The Bluefield College Division of Fine Arts is well known for its quality instruction and performance and its music ministry at home and abroad. Some of the division’s recent growth and distinction include the addition of a graphic arts communication major in 2006 and a Mac lab for graphic design students in 2010, an art study trip to Italy in 2009, musical performances in New York at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and 2008 and the Lincoln Center in 2011, the creation of an instrumental music program in 2008, a music mission trip to Austria in 2010, theatrical mission trips to Poland in 2005, 2006 and 2008, the development of BC Youth Theatre in 2007, a theatrical world premiere performance of “The Torchbearer” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2009, and the development of a partnership for international study with the Asian Christian College of Music in India in 2011.

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Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

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Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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