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
The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery Presents: Student Juried Exhibition Monday, February 8 to Thursday, February 25, 2016 Reception: Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Awards: Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m. The School of Visual Arts invites the public to view the Student Juried Exhibition. This exhibition includes artwork created School […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0106 Conference Room
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis