Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
Since 1985, the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or "seek-ah") has
been providing students, the Clarksville community, and the middle Tennessee region
with engaging experiences through the Art + Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Creative Writing programs at APSU.
CECA brings both emerging and prominent artists from around the nation to Clarksville
each year to present concerts and lectures, work directly with students in master
classes and workshops, and introduce innovative ways of making or exploring art. CECA
also provides undergraduate students with graduate-level experiences and internships
that prepare them for the workplace or graduate school. In addition, CECA provides
the talented faculty of the arts departments at APSU with research opportunities to
enhance their professional growth.
All events offered by CECA are open to the community unless otherwise advertised.
CECA supports the creative arts in the University, the local community, and the Southeast
region by sponsoring the creation, presentation, study, and research of significant
and distinctive works of art; and
CECA provides an enriched environment conducive to the development of individual understanding
and basic literacy in the creative arts disciplines through curricular and co-curricular
arts education designed to meet the needs of the general university student, the arts
major, the general public, and the professional artist.