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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
    • 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
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      Nov. 5-29 | Center for the Arts Gallery Join the School of Art for BFA Senior Exhibition #1 Nov. 5-29 […]
    • Conservation Through Clay 
      A Preview Exhibit of Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic pottery chronicling the work accomplished during four Artist in Residency programs completed at state […]
    • Sketches from Solitude: Reflections on Isle Royale
      Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 5 p.m. | CB 109 Sherry Short, Art, presents a colloquium titled “Sketches from Solitude: Reflections […]
    • Field Course to Italy applications due Nov. 2
      Applications for Field Course to Italy (May 21-June 8) are due Nov. 2. For questions, please contact Anna Arnar,
    • Solid Ground: School of Art faculty exhibition
      Oct. 9 – Nov. 1 | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Art Gallery “Solid Ground,” a School of Art […]
    • Photographic Artifacts and Virtual Memories
      Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Carlos Rene Pacheco, will be presenting his work in an artist talk titled, […]
    • FMVA announces Brad Bachmeier as Member of the Year for 2018
      The Board of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists has chosen Brad Bachmeier as their 2018 Member of the Year to […]
    • Visiting Artists: Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Anh-Thuy Nguyen
      An art exhibit by visiting artists Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Anh-Thuy Nguyen is now open and runs through Oct. 4. A […]
    • Information meeting regarding travel course to Italy
      Monday, Oct. 1 | 6-7 p.m. | CA 165 The 4 credit course begins January 2019 with biweekly evening classes […]
    • ‘Diversifying Art Practice’ colloquium
      Thursday, Sept. 27 | 6 p.m. | Plains Art Museum “Diversifying Art Practice,” a colloquium by Professor Brad Bachmeier, Art, […]
    • ‘Legalities of Being’ Colloquium
      Monday, Sept. 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | CB 109 A School of Art colloquium originally scheduled for Sept. 17 has […]
    • Shifting Landscapes: Past, Present, and Future
      Assistant Professor in the School of Art Carlos Rene Pacheco will be discussing his work exploring the landscape in the […]
    • Sinner, Cone Pack present Flower Market at Red River Market
      Saturday, Sept. 15 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Red River Market Professor Kelli Sinner and the ceramics collective, […]
    • Gallery exhibit features odd, interesting collections
      An unusual exhibit titled “The Kitchen Sink” opened Aug. 27 in MSUM’s Art Gallery and runs through Sept. 13. As […]
    • Brad Bachmeier receives Individual Artist Fellowship grant
      In support of his efforts to complete a series of State and National Park Artist-in-Residencies and compose a national traveling […]
    • Arnar serves as guest professor at summer institute
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently served as a guest professor at a summer institute sponsored by the National […]
    • Bachmeier awarded second overall best of show at fine arts show
      Brad Bachmeier was awarded Second Overall Best of Show – NWC Award at the 59th Annual Naperville/Chicago Fine Arts Show, […]
  • 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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