Where Creativity Meets Passion!

Creativity is one of the most sought-after skills in the workforce today. Art strengthens your manual dexterity, your mental acuity, it reduces stress and provides a lifetime of enjoyment to yourself and others. Many artists are making a good living creating, exhibiting, and selling their art. Through art, you will learn to express yourself, communicate with others, and to better understand the people and world around you.

The C-SC Difference

If art and artistic expression are your passion, you’re in the right place! We don’t just teach art here at Culver-Stockton, we experience it! Use your imagination to craft unforgettable pieces to show on campus or area art shows.

You’ll have the opportunity to join an active Kappa Pi, an International Collegiate Art Honors Society, along with the art club, Mosaic. You will show your work in the college gallery and local, regional and national juried shows. Many of our students win awards and go on to become successful artists or continue on to graduate school.

Don’t miss out on our Arts Abroad course that travels to Europe every two years to further build on your studies. Each senior participates in a senior capstone show that focuses on a unified body of work. Your instructors are award-winning, exhibiting artists who are eager to teach you the media, methods and skills to elevate your artistic career.

I couldn’t have asked for a better faculty in the art department. Each of my professors presents their own unique style of teaching and encouragement while being highly skilled in their chosen field of study. C-SC provides its art students an amazing foundation and opportunities to grow. If you are looking for an educated staff ready, willing and able to give you guidance to reach your true potential, then Culver-Stockton College is the right place for you.

– Steven Walker ’21

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with an Art Degree?

Art Centers
Gallery Work
Public Relations Firms
Advertising Corporation
Art Critique
Media
Keelie O'Brien - Art Award Winner

Keelie O’Brien ’21, an art education major from Kahoka, MO won Best in Show at the Intercollegiate 2021 Show. Her pastel piece is titled Blooming Beauty.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Visit regional art galleries and museums
    • Assist in our preparing shows of well-known artists in our on-campus art gallery
    • Kappa Pi – an international collegiate art honors society for artists & designers
    • Mosaic – photography, design and art club
    • AIGA student art group
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and professional internships
    • Travel Study courses to study the Arts in Europe
    • Presenting your own gallery of work
    • Begin selling your own artwork as an undergraduate

Information About Our Minors

Majors in marketing, digital marketing, communications, public relations, web design and creative writing often choose to minor in Art.