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.
MSUM School of Visual Arts
Professor Kelli Sinner, founding member of area ceramic artist group Cone Pack, will be participating in Dish Market on Saturday, October 1. The Cone Pack artists have created handmade ceramic bagel plates and soup bowls that will be available for purchase at BernBaum’s Bagels in downtown Fargo. The event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at BernBaums’s at […]
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 4 p.m. | Langseth 118 MSUM’s campus community will honor Chris Walla, School of Visual Arts, as the recipient of this year’s Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118. At that time, Walla will present his lecture “I Am Here to Make […]
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the opening reception and Colloquium Artist Talks for visiting artists Stacey M. Holloway and Leigh Suggs. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-6 […]
Zhimin Guan’s (School of Visual Arts) paintings and watercolors are currently being featured at Ecce Gallery in downtown Fargo. The opening reception for the gallery is Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery runs through Oct. 4. See Guan’s artist page on Ecce Gallery’s website. Guan’s works are also being featured in Vision and Perspective: […]
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0111 Lecture Rm.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Center for Business CB C101 - Atrium
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Center for Business CB 0200 Computer Classroom
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0200 Computer Classroom
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis