Academic college grows, adds new photography major

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With the introduction of two new majors, the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design will see major changes for fall 2013.
With student enrollment increasing by nearly 25 percent since last year, CAVAD is one of the quickly growing colleges at California Baptist University.
“We are starting so many things from scratch and have the unique opportunity to make our programs relevant for tomorrow, as opposed to offering old, stale programs that were crafted for yesterday,” said Mark Roberson, professor of architecture and founding dean of CAVAD.
Three new full-time faculty members, numerous new classes and concentrations, the launch of the architecture major and a brand new 1,500-square-foot photography studio mark a few of the changes for the fall semester.
The highlight for the 2013-2014 school year, however, will be the new photography major.
“The photography major has been designed to equip students with the skills to work in the professional commercial photography market,” said Mike Berger, director of design and photography at CAVAD.
“The new photography studio gives students the resources to hone their craft,” Berger said.
Led by photographer Trever Hoehne, the new photography major will teach students the skills necessary to succeed in the field today.
“I’m very excited about this major,” Hoehne said. “It’s been in the works for a while and I’m excited to see it take wings.”
“The photography industry is always changing and I can’t even explain how amazing of a job it is, I encourage anyone who has ever been interested to jump into a class or two. This is an amazing time to be a part of CBU.”
This new major has the entire CAVAD department buzzing with anticipation this fall.
Check out the new photgraphy studio on the fourth floor of the James Building.

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