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    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.



  • Bachmeier ceramic work receives International Excellence Certificate

    The 2015 International Arts & Crafts Design Awards recognized Brad Bachmeier with a Certificate of Excellence for his ceramic work “Badlands.”  Two hundred and twenty-five artists from 43 countries were nominated for awards. Bachmeier was one of 7 Americans and 44 nominees overall to receive recognition in this years jurying process. Jurors included: Armin Schubert, Former Executive Director, Galerie Sonnensegel e.V. Brandenburg […]

    Artist Carlos Pacheco to Speak at the School of Visual Arts Colloquium

    A former astronomy student, artist Carlos Pacheco will speak at the School of Visual Arts Colloquium on January 28th, at 6 p.m. in the CB 109 Pacheco’s current work is a reconciliation of his passion for science and his investigation of the photographic medium. Pacheco’s work takes on multiple forms, from printed photographs to projection to […]

    Horizon Middle School AVID Students to Explore MSUM

    Nearly 120 Horizon Middle School AVID Students will be touring MSUM campus on Thursday, January 14. After being welcomed by Admissions, the students will get to participate in activities all around campus, including a round-robin tour of 5 arts activities (e.g. drum circle, caricatures, improv, etc), DNA extraction from strawberries, a Q&A with college students and faculty […]

    The 2nd Annual Regional High School Exhibition open to the public

    The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery Presents: The 2nd Annual Regional High School Exhibition Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 28, 2016 Awards: Friday, January 22 in the Gaede Theatre at 12pm The School of Visual Arts and the School of Media Arts and Design invites the public to the 2nd Annual Regional […]

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  • OWOS 2/6/2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    OWOS 2/7/2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    Media Arts 2/8/2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    Astro Observing Session - Laura 2/9/2016 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

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