Galleries and Studios

The arts are a living and vital part of Millikin's culture, as almost a quarter of Millikin students study within the College of Fine Arts. With art shows, concerts, theatre productions, and client presentations every week, our campus is alive with the talents of our creative students. Students make digital media in professional spaces such as in our our state-of-the-art audio recording studio, in our video, photo, and audio labs, in our many Macintosh labs, and more.

Perkinson Art Gallery

Perkinson Art Gallery

Hosts a wide range of exhibitions that focus on work by professional artists from Illinois and the Midwest and artists with national recognition.

Aston Video Studio

Aston Video Studio

Previously a dance studio in Aston Hall, and now the Arts Technology program's first classroom devoted to video production.

WMJU Radio

WJMU Radio

Millikin University's college radio station with an alternative rock format, and they cover all Big Blue athletics and serve the Decatur community!

Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery

Used for Senior Fine Arts shows and guest artists, located opposite of the Perkinson Art Gallery down a set of steps.

Millitrax Studio

Millitrax Audio Studio

Students grow as artists and scholars through creative, performative and entrepreneurial experiences.

Blue Connection

Blue Connection

Blue Connection is Millikin University’s retail art gallery located in the Madden Arts Center in Downtown Decatur.

BC Studios

BC Studios

BC Studios is Millikin University's arts and business incubator located in the lower level of Blue Connection.

Media Arts Center

Media Arts Center

The Media Arts Center is located within the University Commons on the second floor.

24 Hour Access to Great Work Spaces

Our students have the privilege of working in several top-notch workspaces across campus.

Ceramics Lab
The ceramics lab contains four electric wheels, seven kick-wheels, four electric kilns, one standard high-fire kiln, a salt-kiln, a raku kiln, and an experimental kiln. There are lockers, two clay mixers, areas and chemicals for making glazes, and senior studio spaces.



Photography
The Imaging Studio contains multiple light, prop, and backdrop setups to accommodate indoor portrait or still life photo shoots. Various archival processes are also available.

The Design Room
Includes work tables, lockers for storage, resources for beginning design students. This space is a multi-purpose work room allowing for creativity and freedom of expression.

Drawing Studio
The studio includes various assorted props for drawing sitting and standing drawing horses, senior studio space, and cabinets and lockers for student supplies.



Media Arts Center (M.A.C.)
The lab is equipped with Macintosh computers, scanners and printers. The lab is configured with Adobe Professional Suite of applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Painting Studio
Each student is given an easel, pallet, and a table in a work space. There are lockers for student supplies and a big cabinet for paintings and supplies. Advanced students receive a larger studio space.



Printmaking Studio
This studio includes two etching presses and a variety of printmaking tools and material. The emphasis in printmaking is on monotype, collagraph, drypoint, relief, and etching as well as exploration of other printmaking and drawing techniques.



Sculpture Lab
Students have the opportunity to use the various welding equipment: acetylene gas and arc welders, along with grinders, drill press, and cutting torch. For woodworking and other sculpture needs a drill press, table saw, chop saw, radial-arm saw, band saw, stomp shear, and various hand tools are available.