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  • School of Visual Arts

    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.



  • Art Alumnae Earn Fellowships to Rigorous Graduate Programs

    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 […]

    Brad Bachmeier, Legacy Children’s Foundation Lead Fargo Public Art Commission’s First Project

    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 […]

    Sign Up for Intro to Art Therapy Workshop

    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!. […]

    Sinner Founding Member of Cone Pack

    Professor Kelli Sinner is a founding member of Cone Pack, a new FM area artist collective. Cone Pack’s inaugural event, “Mug Market” will take place on Saturday, May 14 in partnership with 20 Below Coffee Co. in Fargo. Enjoy Saturday in downtown Fargo with the highest quality coffee and a handcrafted ceramic mug. Each purchase […]

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