Research & Creative Arts

Opportunities for student research and creative scholarship.

Students across all disciplines are able to participate in academic research and creative arts. Working independently or with faculty, you can make original contributions to your field of study through programs, showcases, and exhibitions geared to your topics of interest.

Featured accomplishments include all types of scholarship: traditional lab research, creative works, quantitative analysis, and qualitative explorations. With these invaluable experiences, you can present your work on the Cal Lutheran campus to boost your resume or CV through further recognition.

Research Programs & Resources

Do you have a passion for curiosity? You may discover a world of opportunity by getting involved in research.

Student Research

Office of Research

We foster student research experiences and internships through research programs, workshops, discussion groups, and initiatives.

MFT Counseling Center

Centers & Institutes

Our faculty-led research centers provide opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to further the knowledge in their field.

Scholarly Showcases

By presenting your findings, you display multiple soft skills that are conducive to professional success. 

Festival of Scholars

Festival of Scholars

Every spring, we showcase our students' scholarly work in traditional research studies, creative work, and application of theory to real-life situations.

Student Research Symposium

Student Research Symposium

Each fall, we offer a forum of presentations from students who spend the summer working full-time on research and creative projects, in collaboration with faculty mentors.

Creative Arts Exhibitions

Got creativity? Develop yourself as an emerging artist through exhibitions that reach a wider audience in our community.

Student speaking about artwork

Senior Art Exhibit

The annual spring art exhibit showcases the achievements of graduating art majors in our William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. It includes student projects across all media — from ceramics, to photography, to the greatest works of the imagination.

Spectator viewing artwork


Each spring, the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, and computer artists are recognized during CLUFest, hosted in the William Rolland Art Center.