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 Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #1 on Thursday, March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Brittney Berthiaume, Brittany Cossette, Sarah Dutcher, Chantel Fugere, [...]
The Department of Art & Design is offering summer courses, including: ART 101-Basic Drawing 1, ART 125-Foundation Design, and ART 499-Workshop: Art Therapy. For a full list of offered summer courses, please check the online course schedule on the MSUM website. Art & Design summer courses are available to any and all MSUM students and [...]
Springing from work done in Steve Grineski’s Ed. 310 class, art education major Marissa Van Vleet continued her social justice work by volunteering at Churches United for the Homeless on Saturday mornings running an art club for children. Van Vleet’s advisor Brad Bachmeier hopes to turn this into a sustainable program in the future. Read [...]
Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5-8 p.m. is the reception for an art exhibit featuring area university and college art faculty at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls. The exhibit featuring work from Brad Bachmeier, Lauren Kinney, Jim Park, Sherry Short, Wil Shynkaruk, Kelli Sinner, Patrick Vincent and Chris Walla runs through March 29.
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis