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Community Arts

Bachelor of Arts


The Community Arts program at Concordia equips you to serve the local arts community through involvement and engagement.


Program Length

44 Total Credits


On Campus

Learn how the arts deeply affect local communities by examining historical perspectives, viewing art through a lens of social justice, trying your hand at a variety of different artistic disciplines, and gaining real-world experience through a relevant internship.

Choosing Concordia St. Paul means enjoying the vibrant Twin Cities arts scene. Located less than 10 minutes from both the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center, you’ll never lack inspiration. CSP is also home to two on-campus art galleries.

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Career Spotlights

Arts and Engagement Specialist

This position will assist with developing positive programs and partnerships with community organizations to increase opportunities for teens/youth to participate in positive leisure time activities that provide safe and supervised activities for teens. This position will work with the Youth Services Manager to create, implement, and enhance youth engagement and public art opportunities for youth in the City’s civic and social infrastructure

Arts and Production Coordinator

The Arts and Production Coordinator assists with planning, coordinating, and implementing performances by our performing arts students, coordinating administrative planning and technical needs: staffing, lights and sound, production equipment, staging, set up/tear down.

School Partnership Coordinator

The School Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for coordinating administrative aspects of the school partnerships department and the Music for All (MFA) project. The position also manages the day-to-day functions of the School Partnerships program and coordinates specified events and recitals.

Program Details

With a BA in Community Arts you can champion the local arts. Be a creative outlet. Help others find their passions. Inspire communities to value and pursue the arts. The opportunities are endless.

You’ll take courses like World Art and 19th and 20th Century Art and Design. By familiarizing yourself with the history of art, you’ll better understand how it relates to local and contemporary community concerns, trends and initiatives.

At CSP our well-connected faculty will help you build a professional network of community artists and arts organizations. During your internship, you’ll experience firsthand the process of engaging communities, initiating community arts events, and gaining collaborative skills.

As a community artist, you’ll reflect the values and concerns of the local community through inclusive community building, in-reach, and outreach. You’ll seek to engage with the people of various communities through collaboration, participation, relationship building, and social interaction using creative art practices.

Meet Our faculty


Keith Williams

Professor of Art and Art History

John DuFresne

Chair, Department of Art & Design, Professor of Practice, Art & Design

Career Support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.


CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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