This major prepares students to work with a church’s ministry in the areas of web, print, and video.

The Media Department of Hyles-Anderson College provides the skills a student will need to communicate the Gospel message in some of the most effective ways. Students will receive intense training in the following areas:

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Typography
  • Video Editing & Production
  • Advanced Camera Techniques
  • Photography
  • Marketing & Advertising

While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry

Freshman

Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.


Spiritual Leadership


Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.


Bible electives (2 credits)
Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


Basic Homiletics This study of the preparation and delivery of sermons is designed to instruct in selecting, outlining, and gathering materials, as well as in delivering the message.


21st-Century Missions

Sophomore

Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.


Public Speaking Basic principles of public speaking with a special emphasis on pulpit and platform techniques are taught.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Graphic Design This course covers the basic principles, guidelines, and history of graphic design.


Basic Media Editing


Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.


Counseling Moral Failures This course seeks to examine and practically address moral issues that people face including adultery, pornography, fornication, and more. These moral issues are explored from their deepest root source in the heart with the doctrines of guilt, shame, fear, deliverance, and redemption emphasized in the Scriptures.
Digital Photography This course provides hands-on instruction in the use of digital cameras. This study includes the technical aspects of proper exposure as well as the creative aspects of good composition.


Basic Church Media


Photoshop The basic skills for effectively applying the program will be addressed. The many facets and features for editing and enhancing images will be covered at length in this course.


Elective

Writing Seminar


United States History I The history of the United States from the pre-Columbian civilizations to 1877, studying the political, social, and economic developments of America.

Junior

Video Production I This course will give a broad overview of the production process and is designed to cover key concepts and practices for making a video project. Topics include camera operation, visual storytelling, lights, sound, and video editing.


Illustration This course will give a basic understanding of vector-based design. Using the Adobe Illustrator program, key concepts will be introduced and program tools and features will be taught. Hands-on projects will be given as a part of the course requirements to reinforce the concepts taught.


HTML & CSS An introductory class for building web pages with HTML and CSS.


InDesign The student will learn the basic skills for effective application of the program. The student will learn the facets and features for type and publication layout.


Credits toward minor (5 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.

Church and School Transportation Designed to instruct the students to become proficient in operating buses and vans used in church transportation, this class will give comprehensive training in general driving and safety education.
Marriage and Ministry


Web Design An introduction to web technologies and administrating a content management system.


Video Production II This class will focus more in depth on the production of video, including storytelling techniques, camera techniques, writing for production, sound editing, and advanced video editing. All students will become familiar with the pre-production and post-production process.


Motion Graphics Apple's Motion software will be used to learn the core concepts and techniques used to create compelling animations and use some of its features to work with special effects on video footage as well. This class will give the student the ability to create entire videos without ever needing a camera.


Bible electives (2 credits)


Credits toward minor (4 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.

Senior

Bible electives (2 credits)

Electives (3 credits)


Credits toward minor (11 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.
Media Seminar
(one semester) A hands-on course which will give practical experience working with media and design.


Credits toward minor (2 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.