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Music, Art, Design & Theatre

Create meaning, healing and beauty

We live in a world that is content-saturated and yet yearning for depth, inspiration and togetherness. That’s why your creative passion is so valuable. We see it as an extension of God the Creator, and we’re here to help you hone your craft so you can bring beauty to others. Our faculty are accomplished musicians, artists, designers, performers and storytellers who embody the call to the highest level of craftsmanship and commitment to Christ. They will equip you to become confident and excellent in your craft so you can thrive as a lifelong creator and contributor who brightens the world.

Gordon Establishes the Adams School of Music and the Arts →



from Boston's conservatories, concert halls, art museums and theatres


concerts, performances, masterclasses, productions and gallery exhibitions per year


design studio students complete an internship


hours annually devoted to theatre productions

“Top 20 Best College Theatres”
—Princeton Review

Music, Art, Design & Theatre grads have worked at:

Earned advanced degrees at:

Be known, grown and prepared at Gordon, New England’s top Christian college.

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Get ready to think bigger than you ever thought possible and discover great joy in the process. As both a creative and Christian community, we experience deepened faith through the arts—creating, studying and enjoying them together. From the very beginning of your Gordon experience, you’ll be welcomed by your advisor, invested faculty and peers, who will all shape and support your experience. That’s part of what makes Gordon different from other religious colleges.

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At Gordon learning happens by doing. That’s why we’re a top Christian college. You’ll spend time every week in the studio or on the stage, practicing and honing your craft. You may also choose to study abroad at Gordon’s signature program in Orvieto, Italy, which is focused on the arts. Or take two weeks during the summer to see the world’s best plays in the U.K. on a faculty-led seminar or tour with a Gordon ensemble or chamber music group. On campus students can take masterclasses with world-renowned, Grammy award-winning guest artists or join ensembles, drama clubs, a film festival and competitions. Off campus students complete internships at design firms, museums, galleries, churches, schools and community theatre programs.

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Launch into your creative career having spent four years refining your craft and gaining rich experiences. When you graduate from our top Christian college, you’ll have a great portfolio to show for it and will be equipped to thrive in bringing hope, meaning, healing and beauty to the world.

photo of Tom Wholley, a Sr. Character Artist at 343 Industries and a class of 2011 graduate of Gordon College, a top Christian college in the U.S.

Hear from a Gordon College grad

“My experience at Gordon was incredible. I really enjoyed the art degree and everything that came with the people I met . . . [it] was a great foundation of how to carry myself as a Christian man.”
—Tom Wholley ’11