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College of Arts, Media & Communication

  • What's your story?

    Storytelling, one of the oldest cultural traditions in the world, stretches back for millennia. It can be found in every society in history and in every part of the globe. From a cave drawing or an ancient hieroglyphic found in a tomb to a piece of music theater, journalism, art, or film -- it’s storytelling. Stories are important because they remind of us of from where we come, who we are, and who we aspire to be.

    We are the College of Arts, Media and Communication; and we create the next generation of storytellers because the world needs your voice.

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  • Benefits of MSUM's College of Arts, Media & Communication
    Minnesota State University Moorhead's Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts enhances the quality of the region's cultural life. The Series presents culturally diverse and stylistically expansive programming and showcases some national and international performers and productions. The series reaches out to diverse constituencies, and creates outreach projects organized in collaboration with local and regional art and education organizations.
    The MSUM art gallery exhibits art created by regional and national artists, as well as university faculty and students.
    In addition to accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of College and Schools, the College of Arts, Media & Communication holds specialized accreditation within the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
  • College of Arts, Media & Communication News
    • MSUM to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 5 p.m. | CMU Ballroom MSUM will host a panel of speakers celebrating Martin Luther King, […]
    • It’s almost summer!
      Just kidding! But it's time to plan your Summer 2020 schedule now.
    • 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 […]
    • MSUM Choirs concert
      Friday, Oct. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium (Weld Hall) The MSUM Choirs will perform music of André Thomas, […]
    • 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 […]
    • Kim-Grisé-Lamb Trio
      Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage The Kim-Grisé-Lamb Trio (Jeehyun Kim, piano; Tiana Grisé, flute; Earnest Lamb, […]
    • Kicking It! Minnesota United Meets MSUM
      2019 Sports Communication Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union We’re all about […]
    • Trombonist in famed Marsalis family brings his big band to MSUM
      Thursday, Oct. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers […]
    • Wind Ensemble concert
      Thursday, Oct. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre MSUM Wind Ensemble performs in Hansen Theatre Thursday, Oct. 10, at […]
    • ‘Alone/Together’ Faculty Percussion Recital
      Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage Join Dr. Kenyon Williams as he presents “Alone/Together,” a faculty percussion […]
    • MSUM new hire
      Please join us in welcoming the following employee to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by his department to say […]
    • 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 […]
    • DRAGONS: NEW HEIGHTS documentary film featuring Women’s Basketball’s greatest season to premiere at Fargo Theatre Oct. 9
      Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 7 p.m. | Fargo Theatre MSUM film student Sean Rice followed the Dragon women’s basketball team […]
    • Noises Off
      October 2-5 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre
    • 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 […]
    • It’s More Than Just A Game: MSUM to Host 2019 Sports Conference
      Speakers ranging from 10-time X Games Gold Medalists to FM Redhawks will describe the impact sports have had on them […]
    • 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. […]
    • MSUM Planetarium, faculty perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
      The MSUM Planetarium and faculty will perform with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra for The Planets & Beyond this weekend. The MSUM […]
    • Seeking vocal percussionist/beat boxer for pop a cappella group
      Solfire Pop A Cappella is seeking a vocal percussionist/beat boxer to add to their eleven-member ensemble. Prior choral singing experience […]
  • Arrange a Music Career
    In commercial, jazz and popular music industries
    Broadcast Your Skills
    Gain hands-on experience writing, editing and reporting
    Communicate Effectively
    Develop practical communication skills
    Delve into Graphic Design
    Real-world experience and community connections
    Committed to transforming lives through the arts, media and communication.
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