The arts at CSB/SJU

Alive with creativity

At CSB/SJU, artistic expression is a rich and diverse part of the campus experience. It's a part of our heritage. The unique experiences offered by our fine arts programming provide invaluable exposure to artists and performers across a range of genres. Excellent faculty, extensive facilities and exceptional programming position the art, music and theater departments at CSB/SJU among the best at liberal arts colleges.

Popular majors for arts-minded students:

Art Music Theater

Throwing clayArt, Music and Theater Scholarships

CSB/SJU invite students to apply for scholarships recognizing their artisitc abilities. Art, Music and Theater scholarships are awarded to students with significant experience and success in the arts. Students do not need to major in the arts to be eligible. 

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Peter RothsteinGraduate Success

All colleges need to answer the big question: Will you find a good job after graduation? No one can look into a crystal ball and say for sure. But at CSB/SJU, we can say this — through our liberal arts education, CSB/SJU students who major in art, music or theater are trained to think critically, work collaboratively and communicate clearly — preparing them for successful careers inside and outside the arts.

Peter Rothstein, Theater Major. Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da.

Carla Noack, Theater Major. Associate professor of acting and chair of theater department, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mallory Heinz Ledet, Art Major. Epcot Communications Manager at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Dan Chouinard, Music Major. Pianist and Accordianist. Hosted popular radio show, The Singer's Voice.

JessicaLangDanceFine Arts Series

The Fine Arts Series showcases professional artists who work with our students through workshops, master classes and even joint performances. The series brings national and even international touring artists to our stages with more than 20 annual performances and eight exhibitions.

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student paintingArt at CSB/SJU

The art department offers a comprehensive visual program that embraces both traditional and contemporary approaches to art and includes courses in studio art, art history and art education.

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students singingMusic at CSB/SJU

The music department, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) combines music training with a liberal arts education to prepare students for careers both in and out of music. We have graduates who are K-12 music teachers, professional opera singers, liturgical musicians and college professors.

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students on stageTheater at CSB/SJU

The theater program at CSB/SJU is ideal for students with inquiring minds who want to study theater in the broadest sense. Our students have the preparation required for acceptance into competitive graduate programs, and many go on to careers in theater.

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