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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
    • Bachmeier’s ceramic work chosen for SAGE National Juried Show
      Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Oppo Sonno” (basket-rim in Southern Paiute) was one of 31 artworks selected for the 10th Annual […]
    • Bachmeier elected Higher Education Coordinator for NDAEA Board of Directors
      The North Dakota Art Education Association, a state affiliate of the National Art Education Association, completed its statewide election on […]
    • Pollinator garden by campus hummingbird to bring new life to MSUM
    • Art Ed. Org continues work with ‘Art Kits’ for children at Churches United
      MSUM’s Art Education Student Organization President Paige Busby continues the group’s work of helping to run a Saturday Art Club […]
    • Short recognized as Board of Trustees 2020 Outstanding Educator
      Professor Sherry Short, School of Art, has been recognized as a Board of Trustees 2020 Outstanding Educator. Minnesota State has […]
    • Foss Architects select Bachmeier for large-scale public art commission
      Brad Bachmeier will create 2 large-scale ceramic relief sculptures for Riverview Health’s new hospital under construction in Crookston, MN. The […]
    • School of Art faculty Bachmeier, Sinner awarded grants from The Arts Partnership
      Bachmeier and Sinner were 2 of 9 artists to receive funding from the Individual Artist Partnership annual juried grant round […]
    • Art Education community outreach featured in Area Woman Magazine
      The April/May issue of AW Magazine’s “Art That Moves” article features an interactive hallway mural project recently completed at Deer […]
    • 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 […]
  • 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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