This year Concordia University Chicago offers many opportunities and genuine access to student organizations, athletic teams, service projects and more. Whether you start as a freshman or transfer into Concordia, our campus community is just the right size for you to get involved.
At CUC, you’ll become part of a close-knit community where you’ll be inspired, challenged and appreciated for your contributions.
Located within one of America’s most celebrated theatre hubs, Concordia University Chicago’s Theatre Department offers students unique access to professional training that focuses on the Chicago storefront method of theatre. Our ensemble-based model requires participants to be comprehensive practitioners that are conversant in all aspects of theatre. All theatre students work as part of an intimate company that produces off campus at Madison Street Theatre in nearby Oak Park.
Our comprehensive training provides classes in all aspects of production (acting, directing, playwriting and design), as well as those courses necessary to provide a foundation for the advanced study of theatre (including History of Theater, Contemporary Drama, Scene Analysis and Shakespeare). We create artists who are ready to work in the theater the moment they graduate from CUC.
We are firmly committed to immersing our students in the most recent developments in the professional theater, as well as providing a firm grounding in the classics. We get our students working off-campus as soon as possible to prepare them for the unique challenges facing theater today.
Art Degrees at Concordia
Our art program offers courses that well prepare you for a career in studio art. The studio art program consists of fundamental courses including, Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D, 3D, Introduction to the Visual Arts, which are all designed to strengthen and further develop foundational skills, develop a sound sense of good design, increase problem-solving skills, think creatively and develop good work ethics.
A wide variety of advanced studio courses are available to deepen your artist and technical skills while developing your own voice as an artist.
Advanced studio courses include Painting I & II, Printmaking I & II, Sculpture, Ceramics I & II, Digital Photography I & II, Jewelry, Book Arts, Fiber Arts, Graphic Arts, Desktop Publishing I & II and more, including a variety of art history courses.
Music Degrees at CUC
Music is a vital part of the college atmosphere at Concordia University Chicago. You will find your place in music at CUC whether you are taking courses in music, participating in ensembles or enjoying music as a listener. Because of the strong emphasis on music, the size and quality of our programs, faculty, facilities and ensembles exceed those of many other universities of comparable size.
The bachelor of arts degree in music is a broad-based liberal arts degree. Students who study music also gain exposure to various disciplines in the arts and sciences. You will can also emphasize in other areas from the humanities or take a minor area or another major. For example, some students will take courses in business or administration.
Concordia-Chicago offers two specialized certificates that can be part of your music major: a certificate in parish music (DPM) and a certificate of piano pedagogy. Review the links to learn more about specific requirements for these certificates.
Nearly all core subjects are taught and ensembles conducted by regular full-time faculty. Our music faculty is recognized and highly respected in their fields of expertise. Many of our applied faculty members perform regularly in organizations such as Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago Sinfonietta, Illinois Philharmonic, Elmhurst Symphony, and Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. Our faculty takes a personal interest in your education and musicianship.
The master of church music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of curricular studies and applied music in organ or voice oriented to the practical and professional requirements of the church musician. It is intended for persons desiring to lead church music in the local parish and in the larger church.
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