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 School of Visual Arts invites the public to view the exhibition “Clever Subterfuge” at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery. Curated by BFA candidate Jesse Suppa, this exhibition features artwork created by current MSUM art students across a variety of media. The exhibition runs from Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 8. […]
Faculty nurture artists and learners By Trent Zbichorski At one time, MSUM alumnae Stephanie Seguin, Kaylyn Gerenz and Jescia Hopper entered Roland Dille Center for the Arts for the first time to begin their art journey. MSUM not only nurtured each of them to excel artistically, but also prepared them for rigorous graduate-level work. Each […]
Ceramic Artist Brad Bachmeier, in conjunction with the Legacy Children’s Foundation, is leading the Fargo Public Art Commission’s first project; and you can help! The City of Fargo’s first large-scale public art project has been designed by artist Brad Bachmeier for the Madison Community’s upcoming new skate and bike park in North Fargo. The project […]
June 13-15, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn from MSUM alumna Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA, about the history of art therapy, how it differs from art education, the training required to become an art therapist, and more in Intro to Art Therapy Workshop (ART 499). Register for the variable 1-3 credit summer course today!. […]
Catherine Wack, Drawing and Art History Emphasis