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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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  • Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition

    Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition. This annual juried exhibition is organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, ID. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2015. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States […]

    Artists chosen for Rourke “Red” Exhibit all MSUM alums

    An exhibit on display at the Rourke Art Museum (521 Main Ave., Moorhead) features five emerging artists in the region who all happen to be graduates of MSUM. The exhibit, titled “Raised on the Red,” opened Friday and runs through May 31. The artists are: Shaina Davis, Kaylyn Gerenz, Warren Kessler, Sam Norman, and Eric Syvertson. For more information […]

    Annual Student Juried Exhibition opens March 30

    March 30-April 16 | Center for the Arts Gallery (Room 155) Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 4 to 6 p.m. | Awards: 5 p.m. The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the annual Student Juried Exhibition in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).  The exhibit runs through April 16. […]

    Carl Oltvedt exhibiting “A Delicate Balance” at the Groveland Annex

    Carl Oltvedt, faculty in the School of Visual Arts, is currently exhibiting “A Delicate Balance” at the Groveland Annex in Minneapolis. His work was recently covered in the Star-Tribune.  This exhibition reflects his continued interest in working directly from life. His intimate relationship with his subjects – whether they be the forest and streams near the North […]

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