CECA offers over 100 events per year featuring more than 75 guest artists
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.
From inspiring visiting artist lectures to impressive performances, CECA has something for everyone. All events offered by CECA are free and open to the community unless otherwise advertised.Events Calendar
Creative Arts Departments at Austin Peay
CECA provides students with access to professional-level artists and arts experiences as well as 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.
APSU's art & design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art education.
As one of the university's largest departments, Languages and Literature offers students small classes and a diverse, experienced faculty including many award-winning teachers.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Music is an active and highly-visible component of the Clarksville Community. Composed of approximately 180 music majors and 32 full-time and adjunct faculty, the Department of Music is the largest producer of cultural events in the Clarksville area.
Theatre and Dance at Austin Peay offers a world-renowned department, in a state-of-the-art facility, fostering artists, scholars and professionals who positively impact our world.
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Heather Abels, who works in major film, TV and animation studios such as Walt Disney Animation Studios, will deliver a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. The lecture is open to the public.Read More
Spectacle explores the ideas akin to power, voyeurism, architecture and economic struggle. Ideas of being a spectator and being spectated. The exhibition is a mix of mediums and voices that have the common thread of the sport of basketball.Read More
The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University will host its annual College Art + Design Day for high school students at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Art + Design Building.Read More