Concordia Experience

The Arts


The value of The Arts at Concordia University Chicago is immeasurable. Students, faculty and staff lead and participate directly in show-stopping productions and exhibits. Parents, alumni and friends of the University enjoy the convenience and options of year-round performances. Learn more about The Arts at Concordia.


Studio and classroom experiences are just part of the learning experiences. The Ferguson Art Gallery brings the region’s rich diversity of visual art to the Oak Park/River Forest and University communities. In addition, the Art Department schedules visiting artist presentations where dialogue between student and visiting artist is encouraged.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a strong part of the Arts at Concordia Chicago. Students can practice their craft in a variety of ways. They can take courses offered through our Creative Writing minor, submit work to Motif, the annual creative arts journal, and work with a guest writer who visits campus each semester.  


Music faculty are dedicated to providing a rich variety of opportunities for musical learning. CUC offers a variety of ensemble experiences for all students. These groups travel and perform regularly in the U.S., and every four years tour overseas to share their musical gifts and talents with other cultures.


Located within one of America’s most celebrated theater hubs, Concordia University Chicago’s Theater Department offers students unique access to professional training in an intimate lab setting. Our Theater program reflects the best of Chicago theaters by treating students as members of a vibrant theater company who have ample opportunities to shape the nature of that company.