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.
Art alumnus (’12) credits his approach to painting instructors at MSUM. By Kris Kerzman on Mar 2, 2015 at 6:52 a.m. The people you see in Micah Koosmann’s paintings are not people as you see them in everyday life. Instead, Koosmann’s dark, richly stylized paintings portray the personalities that lie under those everyday perceptions, laying […]
The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition No. 2 on Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Chris Alveshere, […]
The School of Media Arts & Design invites you to join us in welcoming world renowned architectural photographer Hélène Binet on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Binet has become one of the leading photographers in her field, known for her ability to express the pure essence of the buildings she captures through striking use of light […]
Associate Professor Brad Bachmeier will be presenting a lecture on “Inside an Art Career” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 6 p.m. in King Hall 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.
7:45 AM to 5:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0202 Classroom
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis