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
Two recent graduates of MSUM’s Art & Design Department are part of a six-member team that created The Abettor’s Letters, a computer game that teaches users how to speak French. Kyle Weik, 2012, is the UI (user interface) graphic designer, and McCal Joy Johnson, 2013, is the scene development artist. The Abettor’s Letters is a [...]
An exhibition of work created by faculty members from the MSUM Department of Art & Design is now on display at the HoDo Restaurant in Fargo. The faculty were featured in an opening on Monday evening. Those faculty displaying work include Andrew Stark, Zhimin Guan, Loral Iverson-Hannaher, Brad Bachmeier, Carl Oltvedt, Jim Park, Allen Sheets, [...]
This position is not posted in NeoGov, since it is an emergency search. The vacancy is posted under Campus Openings on the Human Resources website. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART/PHOTOGRAPHY
Ceramic artist and art Professor Brad Bachmeier was commissioned to create a monumental 10′ x 7′ relief sculpture to commemorate the life and legacy of Ron Offutt, a 1964 Concordia alumnus who donated a substantial gift for the Concordia College Ron Offutt Center for Business. Bachmeier’s charge was to visually interpret and tell the story [...]
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis