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Explore SLU's Creative Arts Fields

Careers based in expression and the arts are some of the oldest known to man. Our humanity can be defined through the words we write, the art we create, the music we make and the ways in which we reflect ourselves in theater and film.


At Saint Louis University, you can graduate prepared to enter directly into the creative community, or pair your arts degree with those in business, health or other disciplines to forge an academic experience that is uniquely you. 

SLU's College of Arts and Sciences dates back to the very beginning of the University, but the creative majors offered here are cutting-edge. See your art come to life using 3-D printers, 360 cameras and a hologram projector. Brainstorm in immersive creative studios or reserve an editing pod in SLU's Quick Record Studio.

Graduate Ready for Your Career in the Creative Arts

Set in the middle of St. Louis' Grand Arts District, SLU is uniquely positioned to help our students secure internships,  performance experiences and jobs after graduation in our thriving creative community. 

Numerous job opportunities, both onstage and off, were presented to me thanks to the connections made by the SLU theatre faculty. I am extremely grateful, not only for the training I received, but for their willingness to invest their time into helping me make my dream into a career." 

— Ryan Lawson-Maeske (A&S '17)

Where Do SLU Alumni in Creative Fields Work?

At SLU, you can immerse yourself entirely in your art or explore ways to incorporate your creative arts skills into fields you haven't yet considered. According to data from Equifax Consumer reporting agency company, employers for graduates of SLU creative programs include: 

  • 2e Creative Inc.
  • Alteryx Inc.
  • Archdesigns Inc.
  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Art Beverly Center Inc.
  • Center of Creative Arts
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Corporation
  • Creative Design Technologies
Careers in the Creative Arts by the Numbers

new jobs expected in the entertainment and sports industry by 2030*


growth in craft and fine artist job outlook by 2030*


median annual wage for arts and design occupations (higher than the median annual wage for all occupations)*


growth projected for producers and directors from 2016 to 2026*

Highlighted Creative Programs at SLU

Experience Hands-on Learning

At SLU, your ability to experience or create art is just steps outside your door. Experience and participate in theatrical productions, musical performances and art exhibitions right on campus.

 Three Museums + One Sculpture Park 

Saint Louis University has three museums  — the Saint Louis University Art Museum (SLUMA), the Saint Louis University Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) and the historic Samuel Cupples House and McNamee Gallery  — right on campus, as well as a sculpture park. Student artwork is displayed in the McNamee Gallery, which features regular shows.

U Theatre 

SLU's University Theatre (or U Theatre) puts on four shows a year  — two in the fall semester and two in the spring. The theatre's two stages have a total of 470 seats and numerous roles for you to play, from acting to set design to costume development and more. 

Spaces to Create on Campus 

SLU's new Academic Tech Commons features the latest tools to help your vision come to life, from cameras and 3D printers to collaboration and editing spaces. Located in the heart of campus at SLU's Pius XII Memorial Library. You'll also have access to digital cameras and video recorders for image and video production and more through SLU's Communication Media Center.

Dedicated Places to Practice
Saint Louis University's Spring Hall offers dedicated music practice rooms for student musicians. 

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* According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics