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School of Art

  • The MSUM School of Art will teach you the basic principles of art, instruct you in the use of a wide variety of materials, encourage the investigation of the creative processes, and provide 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 your personal expression.

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  • School of Art News
    • It’s almost summer!
      Just kidding! But it's time to plan your Summer 2020 schedule now.
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      March 2-26 | Art GalleryOpening reception: March 5 | 4-7 p.m. The School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition […]
    • Art History major accepted into Plain Art Museum’s annual gala
      Art History major and senior Tessa Wick was recently accepted into the Plains Art Museum’s 24th Annual Spring Gala. Her […]
    • Walla receives 2020 Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant
      Professor Chris Walla of the School of Art received a fully funded 2020 Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant to fund […]
    • School of Art Student Juried Exhibition
      Feb. 3 through Feb. 27 | CA Gallery School of Art Student Juried Exhibition opens Feb. 3 and runs through […]
    • Artist Jim Park to present colloquium
      Thursday, Feb. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | CB 109 The School of Art presents “The Voyager,” a Colloquium by artist […]
    • MSUM School of Art Snow Sculpture Team wins Community Category at 2020 Frostival
      Congratulations to MSUM Art students and alumni: Katherine Aslesen, Spencer Johannes, Hannah Edwards, Hannah Moeller, Megan Kucera, Ashley Lopez and […]
    • Legacy Flame Award winner announced
      The School of Teaching and Learning and the School of Art awarded its inaugural Legacy Flame Award to Sharon Eide, […]
    • MSUM School of Art to host 6th Annual Tri-State Art Affair Event
      Friday, Jan. 31 |CA Gallery The MSUM School of Art will host Art-A-Fair 6, an annual High School Arts Exhibition […]
    • The Hustle: The First Ten Years After Graduation
      Sunday, Feb. 2 | 5 p.m. | Center for Business 109 School of Art Colloquium Series presents “The Hustle: The […]
    • Art education alumni, Shanda Landes, named Minnesota High School Art Educator of the Year
      At the Art Educator’s of Minnesota annual conference held in Mankato this year, Mrs. Landes was recognized by her peers […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      The School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition #1 Nov. 4 through Nov. 21 in the Art Gallery in […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Brett Lysne
      Meet MSUM’s new Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Brett Lysne. Brett is taking his artful experience and bringing […]
    • Brian Frink’s “The Magical Landscape” tonight
      Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 6 p.m. | Center for Business, Room 109 The MSUM School of Art Colloquium Series presents […]
    • Visiting Artist Exhibition: Terry Conrad and Brian Frink
      Oct. 8-31 | Art Gallery School of Art Visiting Artist Exhibition Opening Reception for an exhibit featuring work by artists […]
    • School of Art Colloquium: Terry Conrad
      Monday, Oct. 7 | 5 p.m. | CB 109 Join the School of Art for a Colloquium with artist Terry […]
    • Art exhibits
      School of Art Alumni Exhibition & ‘Track Record’ by Keri Pickett Closing Reception: Saturday, Oct. 5 | 5-7:30 p.m. Check […]
    • FMVA Studio Crawl
      Oct. 5 & 6 | Noon – 6 p.m. | Center for the Arts The FMVA Studio Crawl will take […]
    • Brad Bachmeier ceramic work juried into National Exhibition at Watermark Art Center
      The 15th Annual, It’s Only Clay (IOC) national exhibit is a juried ceramics competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. […]
    • Mug Market 2019
      Saturday, Sept. 21 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Red River Market, Downtown Fargo Professor Kelli Sinner will be participating […]
  • Benefits of an MSUM School of Art Degree
    MSUM School of Art faculty have years of experience teaching and creating various forms of art. They're passionate about what they do and eager to share their knowledge with you.
    Embrace diversity, challenges, opportunities, unique experiences while continuing to produce incredible results. Join student organizations, show your work in MSUM's gallery, and more.
    MSUM's Roland Dille Center for the Art houses a regionally-renowned gallery which exhibits art created by regional and national artists, as well as university faculty and students.
    Minnesota State University Moorhead is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). It is one of seven NASAD-accredited institutions in Minnesota.
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