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 SLU, 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)
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. You'll find SLU grads working at companies like:
- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.
- Fabulous Fox Theatre
- The Muny
- Peabody Opera House
- Repatory Theatre of St. Louis
- Spectrum Brands
- The Huntington Library
- Waterman Broadcasting
- Wildey Theatre
Careers in the Creative Arts by the Numbers
new jobs expected in the entertainment and sports industry by 2026*
growth expected in museum, archivists, curator occupations from 2016 to 2026*
median annual wage for arts and design occupations (higher than the median annual wage for all occupations, $38,640)*
growth projected for producers and directors from 2016 to 2026*