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College of the Arts

The College of the Arts provides excellent academic programs and dynamic community outreach as it continues its transformational effect on the RiverPark Campus, Uptown Columbus, and Southwest Georgia. RiverPark is truly an incubator for creative inquiry and expression.

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College of the Arts

Fresh ideas. Immersive learning. A transformative campus experience. The College of the Arts is reshaping creative education.

A hub of creative thought and energy, the College of the Arts at Columbus State University is committed to teaching through innovative, hands-on curricula. From nationally accredited programs in art, music, and theatre to our communication program's Non Profit and Civic Engagement Center (NPACE), the College has earned a reputation for academic excellence and experiential learning.

With world-class facilities on CSU’s historic RiverPark Campus, the College gives students room to create. Studios, workshops, theatres, exhibition venues, and green spaces foster inspiration and exploration. The cultural and creative center we’ve helped to develop attracts award-winning faculty, visiting scholars, and cultural influencers from around the world.

The College is a major economic force in the revitalization of Uptown Columbus, contributing more than $26 million to the local economy each year. International music conferences, state meetings in art and theatre, and more than 250 performances and art exhibitions draw thousands of visitors to the area annually. Together, CSU’s College of the Arts and RiverPark campus continue to transform the city, the state, and the region.

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Schwob School of Music

Develop your creative voice at Columbus State University. Our internationally acclaimed Schwob School of Music offers personalized instruction and mentorship.

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Department of
Art

Inspire others and reshape the world around you. CSU’s Department of Art is a hub of creative energy where new ideas take form.

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Department of Communication

Communication is at the core of every human experience. At CSU, you’ll explore the techniques and technologies that are reshaping modern communication.

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Department of Theatre

Express your creative spirit. The theatre department at CSU is an artistic laboratory – test your talents in acting, directing, set design, and more.

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$26
Million Dollars Contributed to the Local Economy

250+
Performances and Art Exhibitions Annually

1000+
Student Work Hours of Assistance With Community Projects

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  Give to the College of the Arts

When you give to the College of the Arts at Columbus State University, you’re investing in the College and the community. If you choose, you can direct your gift to support a specific department, program, or activity within the College. Simply designate your gift to Friends of Art, Department of Communication, Friends of Music, Theatre Angels, or The Bo Bartlett Center. To support the entire College, designate the College of the Arts. Thank you.