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    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  

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  • Spring BFA Exhibition #2

    The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Rachel Collier, Sierra Fosness, Takara Geck, Meghann Hlibichuk, Jamie [...]

    Student Juried Exhibition

    The Department of Art & Design invites the public to the reception for the Student Juried Exhibition on Thursday, April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Student awards will be announced during the reception at 5 p.m. Artwork created by students during the 2013-14 [...]

    MSUM Photography has a photo blog

    Check out the blog. Last semester the Photography Department began showcasing student work and now you are invited to enjoy the photographs collected over the past few months. Posts include work from individual students excelling on particular assignments to submissions from entire classes ranging from Intro to Photography courses to senior level studios. Be sure [...]

    Bachmeier selected as Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park

    Brad Bachmeier, Art & Design, was selected as Artist in Residence for the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Petrified Forest National Park offers artists the opportunity to pursue their discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape, heritage and geology. Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the [...]

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