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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
    • 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 […]
    • School of Art students’ research highlighted for Women’s History Month
      Last semester twelve students participated in Professor Anna S. Arnar’s “Curatorial Projects” seminar in which each student conducted research on […]
    • ‘Out of Storage’: Women Artists in the Plains Art Museum Collection
      Tuesday, March 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | CMU 203 Join us for a panel discussion about a student-centered project titled “Out of Storage,” led by […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      Feb. 25 – March 21 The School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition #1 from February 25 through March 21. A reception celebrating […]
    • Bachmeier selected by Red Rock Canyon for artist-in-residency
      Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lies in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. It’s known for geological features such as towering red […]
    • Bulgarian archaeology topic of Feb. 25 talk
      Monday, February 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Center for Business 111 MSUM will present a free public talk entitled “Bulgarian Archaeology: A Century in Review,” by Ivan Vasilev, an […]
    • Bachmeier’s ceramic work to be exhibited in 2019 Art of Clay National Juried Show at North Carolina Pottery Center
      Juror Douglas Fitch selected Brad Bachmeier’s wheel-thrown, burnished and saggar-fired ceramic and reed-woven vessel entitled “Sannoo Kota (Basket-rim)” for inclusion in the Art […]
    • School of Art Colloquium Series: Drawing Desire
      Thursday, Jan. 31 | 5 p.m. | CB 109 The MSUM School of Art Colloquium Series presents artist Joe Sinness on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. […]
    • Brad Bachmeier ceramic work to be displayed in NCECA Exhibit at MSP Airport
      The Northern Clay Center has curated the exhibit “Duck Duck, Gray Duck” in a new 3D Art Exhibition Space at […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #2
      Dec. 1-20 | Center for the Arts Gallery Join the School of Art for BFA Senior Exhibition #2 Dec. 1-20 […]
    • Galaxies Not So Far Away
      MSUM Professor 3-D Prints 'BB-8' Replica
  • 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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