C S B art student demonstrates the art of traditional book making

Creativity Abounds

Exceptional programming forms a unique fine arts experience designed to awaken curiosity. 

C S B art students learn how to make recycled paper for print.
Saint John's art student demonstrates patience while painting.

Committed to Creative Freedom

The CSB+SJU art department nurtures the creative process for students who desire a career in art as well as non-majors. It offers a comprehensive visual program that embraces both traditional and contemporary approaches to art. 

Listen to The Sounds

Our National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredited music department soars with inspiration to help you in professions such as professional opera singers, college professors, and K-12 music teachers. Whatever the profession, we create more than just musicians; we develop leaders.

Members of the C S B and S J U music department perform in front of a live audience.
Saint Ben's and Saint John's theater department students pose after a successful production.

Embody Your Character

Our students rely upon our theater program to nurture a well-rounded understanding of the art form. Upon completing the preparation requirements for acceptance into competitive graduate programs, many go on to careers in theater.

Beautifully Crafted Pottery

Artist-in-residence Richard Bresnahan and The Saint John’s Pottery engage students, apprentices, and visiting artists in artistic creation, discipline, research, and preparation of natural materials. These dynamic experiences are framed by questions about envisioning and creating a sustainable lived system.

Well-designed vase and coffee cup produced by the Abbey ceramics studio.