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  • School of Visual Arts
  • School of Visual Arts

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  • School of Visual Arts

    The School of Visual Arts 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.

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  • Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

    Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live. Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. State Representative Ben Lien, a 2008 MSUM political science graduate, will deliver the commencement address. His district, 4A, is comprised of the […]

    #curatedlife: exhibition by MSUM Photography students at ecce gallery now through December 17, 2014

    Head down to ecce art gallery in downtown Fargo December 9-17, 2014 and see if you made the wall. MSUM Photography students share their views of social media in the exhibition #curatedlife. A semester collecting and curating images from various social media platforms including instagram, facebook, snapchat, and twitter is laid out for your viewing […]

    Give the gift of original art this holiday season

    Be an original! Give the gift of original art this holiday season, and support MSU Moorhead art students at the same time! Come to the MSU Moorhead Art Sale at Moorhead Center Mall (Herberger’s wing) on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You’ll find beautiful, interesting, affordable art in a variety of […]

    Holiday Art Sale Dec. 8 and 9

    MSUM Ceramic Guild and MSUM Works on Paper Guild will hold their annual holiday art sale on Monday December 8, and Tuesday December 9, from 8am-4pm, in the Great While Hall in the Center for Arts. Come purchase handmade gifts and support student artists!

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  • Graduate School workshop 1/22/2015 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0164 Classroom

    LinkedIn Workshop 1/29/2015 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0161 Computer Lab

    Prepare for the Fair Resume Workshop 2/2/2015 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0167 Classroom

    Prepare for the Fair Workshop 2/4/2015 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0164 Classroom

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