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  • School of Art

    The School of Art 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.

  • School of Art is new name for School of Visual Arts

    MSUM’s School of Visual Arts has been renamed the MSUM School of Art.  The change is effective immediately and the new name is being incorporated online and in print as new materials are ordered. The name was selected by faculty in the school after the receipt of a cease and desist letter last July from […]

    Pacheco’s Book to be Housed in Dealey Plaza Museum

    Professor of Photography in the School of Visual Arts Carlos Rene Pacheco will have his book titled Collective: Dealey Plaza housed in the Reading Room research library at the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Collective: Dealey Plaza is part of an extensive body of work that invites the viewer to witness […]

    Holiday Art Sale

    The Ceramic, Illustration, and Works on Paper Guild are having an art sale just in time for the holiday season! 

    Sinner Selected to Participate in Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition

    Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as 1 of 12 artists nationwide invited to participate in the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The exhibition is available to view online at and runs until December 31, 2016.  Objective Clay Collective is a prestigious, nationally recognized, group of ceramic artists who work together to reach a broad community […]

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