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  • 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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    November 5 - November 29: BFA Senior Exhibition #1
    December 3 - December 20: BFA Senior Exhibition #2
  • School of Art News
    • Shifting Landscapes: Past, Present, and Future
      Assistant Professor in the School of Art Carlos Rene Pacheco will be discussing his work exploring the landscape in the […]
    • ‘Diversifying Art Practice’ colloquium
      Thursday, Sept. 27 | 6 p.m. | Plains Art Museum “Diversifying Art Practice,” a colloquium by Professor Brad Bachmeier, Art, […]
    • ‘Legalities of Being’ Colloquium
      Monday, Sept. 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | CB 109 A School of Art colloquium originally scheduled for Sept. 17 has […]
    • Visiting Artists: Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Anh-Thuy Nguyen
      Gallery Reception: Thursday, Sept. 20 | 4-7 p.m. | Art Gallery An art exhibit by visiting artists Fidencio Fifield-Perez and […]
    • Sinner, Cone Pack present Flower Market at Red River Market
      Saturday, Sept. 15 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Red River Market Professor Kelli Sinner and the ceramics collective, […]
    • Gallery exhibit features odd, interesting collections
      An unusual exhibit titled “The Kitchen Sink” opened Aug. 27 in MSUM’s Art Gallery and runs through Sept. 13. As […]
    • Brad Bachmeier receives Individual Artist Fellowship grant
      In support of his efforts to complete a series of State and National Park Artist-in-Residencies and compose a national traveling […]
    • Arnar serves as guest professor at summer institute
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently served as a guest professor at a summer institute sponsored by the National […]
    • Bachmeier awarded second overall best of show at fine arts show
      Brad Bachmeier was awarded Second Overall Best of Show – NWC Award at the 59th Annual Naperville/Chicago Fine Arts Show, […]
    • Bearing Witness: The Art of the Photojournalist
      MSUM gallery exhibit features Forum photojournalists The work of three local photographers who gained reputations for outstanding news photography are […]
    • Bachmeier receives Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival
      Brad Bachmeier received an Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bachmeier was one of […]
    • Bachmeier Selected for Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Artist in Residence
      After a national jury process, MSUM Professor of Art Education, Brad Bachmeier was one of only two artists selected for […]
    • Brad Bachmeier, Dayna Del Val present at ND Tourism Conference
      Brad Bachmeier and Dayna Del Val recently presented at the ND Tourism Conference. Their breakout session was entitled ” The […]
    • Sinner to teach paper pulp dipping workshop
      Wednesday, April 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Make Room Professor Kelli Sinner is teaching a paper pulp dipping workshop on […]
    • Arnar keynote speaker at Tri-College Libraries Staff Workshop
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, was the keynote speaker at the Tri-College Libraries Staff Workshop hosted by Concordia College […]
    • Guan leads high school painting workshops
      Zhimin Guan, Art, led painting workshops at four high schools in Minneapolis in March. Guan shared a painting slide show […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #2
      The School of Art BFA Senior Exhibition #2 runs through May 11 in the Art Gallery in the Roland Dille […]
    • Art Drop
      Wednesday, April 11 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It’s Spring – Time for the Art Drop! Student and Faculty […]
    • Short selected as Isle Royale National Park artist-in-residence
      Sherry Lee Short, professor of Drawing and Illustration in the School of Art, has been selected as a 2018 artist-in-residence […]
    • VanderMuelen, Marotzke accepted to Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development program
      Congratulations to students Megan VanderMuelen and Katelyn Marotzke, who have been accepted into the School of Art’s Certificate in Professional […]
  • 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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