School of Art & Creative Media

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student in art studio


If you are looking for ways to make a difference, there are numerous opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience, develop important working relationships, and to develop a strong portfolio for employment beyond Millikin. Our students enjoy numerous experiences both on and off campus. For more information on Art Internships click below. 



Blue Connection Art Gallery

Opened in 2003, Blue Connection is Millikin University’s retail art gallery located in the Madden Arts Center in Downtown Decatur. Focused on arts and specialty businesses, the retail location is used by students in Millikin's Arts and Entrepreneurship Program to grow their businesses. Products are conceived, designed, and/or crafted by the students who sell them. For More Information on Blue Connection click below. 

Blue Connection


Carriage House PressCarriage House Press is Decatur's only fine art printmaking studio, and is available for rental by interested artists. Our facilities allow printmaking students the opportunity to work alongside visiting artists in a professional printmaking studio. Students also have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of the studio including conducting printmaking workshops, working on special projects and scheduling various events. For more information on Carriage House Press click below.

Carriage House Press


The Millikin Art Club

Students painting a mural The Millikin Art Club was created for and by students who desired a place outside of the classroom to discuss, experience, and develop their interests in the arts. Any student interested in art is encouraged to attend meetings and planned excursions since the organization is not relegated to art majors. The Art Club invites and desires students from all disciplines, especially freshmen who are looking to expand their creative outlook and make new friends at the same time. 

The Art Club is involved in various campus activities like the annual Homecoming celebration. Off campus, the Art Club has supported the Decatur Arts Council with volunteers for their auction and Art in the Park events. The club also participated in the Decatur Symphony of Trees and won First Place in the Children's Favorite category for their five foot tree made up entirely of Legos!

There are a great number of activities the club plans for the year, as well. Members play board games, listen to music, and enjoy an informal atmosphere for discussing art and just relaxing. The Art Club plans various excursions to see the latest exhibits and artist lectures in addition to visiting the museums in Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Also, the club plans other kinds of fun activities like ordering pizza and watching artsy movies.


High School Art Show

The Annual A.C.E High School Art Show is co-sponsored by the Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship and the Art Department. The exhibition highlights the exceptional artwork of high school students from throughout central Illinois. High school art teachers submit their best student works for the art show. The submissions are juried by the Millikin University Art Department and the selections are guest-judged for the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and scholarships to Millikin University.


Creative Media Playhouse

High School Students are invited to participate in Millikin University’s Creative Media Playhouse! Over the course of this unique workshop you’ll work with current students and faculty in animation, audio engineering, video production, photography, graphic design and interactive media to create and explore how they connect business, art and communication. The Playhouse will end at professional movie studio, Heroic Age Art Center. If you are interested in applying for a College of Fine Arts Scholarship for majors in Arts Technology, Multimedia Communication or Arts Administration, your interview or portfolio review can be conducted while you are already on campus. Click below to learn more and register.

Creative Media Playhouse


WJMU Radio

WJMU is Millikin University's college student-run radio station! We have an alternative rock format, cover all Big Blue athletics and serve all of the Decatur, IL community! Tune in on 89.5 FM or click on the button below to listen and learn more about WJMU.

WJMU Radio