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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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  • School of Art News
    • It’s almost summer!
      Just kidding! But it's time to plan your Summer 2020 schedule now.
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      The School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition #1 Nov. 4 through Nov. 21 in the Art Gallery in […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Brett Lysne
      Meet MSUM’s new Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Brett Lysne. Brett is taking his artful experience and bringing […]
    • Brian Frink’s “The Magical Landscape” tonight
      Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 6 p.m. | Center for Business, Room 109 The MSUM School of Art Colloquium Series presents […]
    • Visiting Artist Exhibition: Terry Conrad and Brian Frink
      Oct. 8-31 | Art Gallery School of Art Visiting Artist Exhibition Opening Reception for an exhibit featuring work by artists […]
    • School of Art Colloquium: Terry Conrad
      Monday, Oct. 7 | 5 p.m. | CB 109 Join the School of Art for a Colloquium with artist Terry […]
    • Art exhibits
      School of Art Alumni Exhibition & ‘Track Record’ by Keri Pickett Closing Reception: Saturday, Oct. 5 | 5-7:30 p.m. Check […]
    • FMVA Studio Crawl
      Oct. 5 & 6 | Noon – 6 p.m. | Center for the Arts The FMVA Studio Crawl will take […]
    • Brad Bachmeier ceramic work juried into National Exhibition at Watermark Art Center
      The 15th Annual, It’s Only Clay (IOC) national exhibit is a juried ceramics competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. […]
    • Mug Market 2019
      Saturday, Sept. 21 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Red River Market, Downtown Fargo Professor Kelli Sinner will be participating […]
    • Bachmeier facilitates Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara (MHA, Three Affiliated Tribes Nation) traditional pottery-making revival efforts
      The Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance invited Professor Brad Bachmeier to help facilitate a pottery workshop June 17-18 at Twin Buttes, […]
    • Bachmeier presents ceramics workshop, exhibit for Muddy Waters Ceramic Center in Grand Forks
      Saturdays June 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brad Bachmeier will demonstrate pottery making and firing techniques […]
    • Project: Exhibitions
      April 23 – June 28 A show consisting of four smaller exhibitions. Three are presented by students in the Professional […]
    • Sinner, Miller publish co-authored article
      Professor Kelli Sinner published an article co-authored with MSUM alumna and Fargo artist, Catie Miller. The article is featured in […]
    • ‘Picturing Nam’ National Archives Exhibition
      April 17 – May 25, 2019 | Art Annex Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the […]
    • Haglin receives grant for mobile papermaking studio
      West Central Initiative and Springboard for the Arts have teamed up to commission a new mobile artist tool that will […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #2
      March 25 – April 17 | MSUM Art Gallery MSUM’s School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition #2, open […]
    • Short granted residency at Theano Point
      Sherry Lee Short, Professor of Drawing and Illustration in the School of Art, has been granted the international The Wild […]
    • Participate in Art Drop Day
      Wednesday, April 10 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | MSUM Campus Create a work of art (painting, poem, pottery , song, digital media, etc.). Everyone is welcome to […]
    • School of Art Colloquium: Creating Quietly in a Loud World
      Monday, April 8 | 6 p.m. | CB 109 Artist Karen Schwartz leads a colloquium titled “Creating Quietly in a Loud World” Monday, April 8 at 6 […]
  • 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.
    Minnesota State University Moorhead 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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