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    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 SVA Last Chance Sale Today

    Monday, May 2, will be a last chance sale from the MSUM SVA students. The sale will run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature a wide variety of prints and illustrated works for sale. Come on down while the press is still hot and while the buttons are still available!

    LUTALICA: a BA and BFA Student Exhibition

    Show runs from Monday, April 18 – Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. | Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155) The School of Visual Arts and the School of Media Arts & Design invite the public to the reception for “LUTALICA: a BA and BFA Student Exhibition” on […]

    Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

    By Meghan Feir On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments. On […]

    Bookbinding Workshop

    Friday, April 29 | 1:30-4:00 pm | King Hall 303 Save the date to take a creativity break! On Friday April 29 from 1:30-4:00pm Professor Kelli Sinner will a lead an open to the public Bookbinding Workshop covering 2 types of simple bindings. Participants will be able to make books to take home. All materials will […]

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  • The Moon- Public Show 5/7/2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    COS - Public Show 5/8/2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    Tiospa Zina Tribal School 5/9/2016 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

    Oak Grove 5/10/2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

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