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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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    March 12-April12, 2018: Student BFA Exhibition #1
    April 16-May 11, 2018: Student BFA Exhibition #2
  • School of Art News
    • 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 […]
    • Sinner’s solo exhibition ‘Critical Mass’ on display at Make Room
      Professor Kelli Sinner’s solo exhibition “Critical Mass” is on display at Make Room from April 5-April 28, 2018. The exhibition […]
    • Sinner selected for Penn State University ceramics art exhibition
      Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as one of 50 artists chosen to represent Penn State University in a ceramics art […]
    • Arnar organizes scholarly panel at College of Art Association in Los Angeles
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently organized a scholarly panel at the College Art Association in Los Angeles titled […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      The School of Art opened its BFA Senior Exhibition #1 Monday, March 12, in the MSUM Art Gallery. The exhibit […]
    • Blink: A Contemporary Drawing Concepts and Methods student pop-up show
      Tuesday, March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | CA 168 Wednesday, March 14 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | CA […]
    • Songs of Resistance & Civil Rights
      African American Civil Rights Spirit in Song A new exhibit featuring songs from African American culture opened last week in […]
    • School of Art Colloquium: Breanne Trammell
      Thursday, Feb. 1 | 6 p.m. | CB 109 Join the MSUM School of Art Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 […]
    • MSUM to host hundreds of high school artists
      The MSUM School of Art hosts the Fourth Annual Kiwanis High School Arts Exhibition and Workshop Day on Friday, Jan. 26. […]
    • Carlos Rene Pacheco’s video piece featured as part of Cube Art Project
      Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco will have his video piece titled, Live Abstraction #2, featured as part of […]
    • Holiday Art Sale
      Friday, Dec. 1 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | CMU Sun Garden Lounge & Main Lounge Get an early […]
    • Elise Parsley to speak on campus Nov. 28
      Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 9-10:15 a.m. | King Hall 115 Elise Parsley, MSUM alumna and New York Times best selling […]
    • Sinner, Cone Pack participate in ‘It’s a Wonderful Night’
      Sunday, Nov. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | West Acres Mall Professor Kelli Sinner will be participating in “It’s a Wonderful […]
    • Unbecoming/Becoming
      Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | CB 109 Kelli Sinner, Art, leads a School of Art Colloquium titled “Unbecoming/Becoming” […]
    • Arnar invited to be visiting professor for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, has been invited to be a visiting professor for a National Endowment for the […]
    • North Dakota Council on the Arts announces appointment of Brad Bachmeier as Board Vice Chairman
      The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Brad Bachmeier as Vice […]
    • Bachmeier to receive MN Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award
      Brad Bachmeier to receive MN Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award at the Art Educators of Minnesota Annual […]
  • 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.
    The MSUM School of Art 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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