The Department of Art & Design teaches students the basic principles of art, instructs students in the use of materials, encourages the investigation of the creative processes, and provides a framework for understanding the field of art in the historic and contemporary context. This knowledge forms the basic visual and conceptual vocabulary that is used to explore one's personal expression.Faculty members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds with academic degrees from major universities in the United States, and abroad. Almost all full-time faculty members have a terminal degree in their area of expertise (MFA; PhD). The diverse backgrounds of the faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum –including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently whether they go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.
Ceramics - Drawing - Graphic Design - Painting - Art Education Photography - Illustration - Printmaking - Sculpture - Art History
The ecce gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by local talent, Andrew Stark, professor in the Department of Art & Design at MSUM. The artist’s style draws broadly from the history of painting, with strong connections being made from the renaissance, Rubens, as well as contemporary influences such as Gerhard Richter. [...]
The Works on Paper Guild, Ceramics Guild and Painting Guild are partnering for this year’s Christmas Art Sale! Visit them in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, in the Great White Hall (in front of the gallery) on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10. There will be amazing deals on art prints, ceramics, [...]
MSUM photography student, Brittany Cossette, is among 59 artists selected for inclusion in an international juried show, Faces, juried by Elizabeth Avedon and presented by Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. At over 800 entries, the show received a record number of submissions. Cossette’s piece, titled “Something I Need,” will be on display beginning Dec. [...]
The Department of Art and Design invites the public to the reception for the Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Mikky Daub, Renae Hansen, Courtney Johnson, Keri Klegstad, and [...]
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis