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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
    • 1200+
      Friday, Nov. 16 | 2 p.m. | King 110 The SoMAD Department is collaborating with the Office of Diversity & […]
    • Senior Recital – Ray Johanneck (Trombone and Piano)
      Saturday, Nov. 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Fox Recital Hall Join us for the Senior Recital of Ray Johanneck (trombone […]
    • Senior Recital – Bailey Benoit (Trumpet)
      Saturday, Nov. 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Fox Recital Hall Join us for the Senior Recital of Bailey Benoit (trumpet) […]
    • 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 […]
    • Unusual trio brings euphoric Latin American rhythms to Gaede Stage
      Thursday, Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage When you go to a jazz performance, you expect saxophones, trumpets, […]
    • 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 […]
    • Dr. Hest presents at National Communication Association Annual Convention
      Dr. Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, is presenting at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on […]
    • University Music Series: Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo
      Monday, Nov. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium The University Music Series presents the MSUM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz […]
    • We’re looking for you!
      Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you like to try new things and meet new people? Then […]
    • University Music Series: Day of Percussion
      Saturday, Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | CMU The MSUM University Music Series presents a concert closing out the Day […]
    • 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,
    • K-Nelson’s films screen nationally, internationally
      Hús, an experimental film by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design), screened at the Aurora Picture Show on […]
    • K-Nelson’s video installation on view in South Korea
      Drawing – For the Body, By the Body is a show on view at the Cheonan Arts Center in Cheonan, […]
    • 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 […]
    • MSUM new hire
      Please join us in welcoming the following employee to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by her department […]
    • A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
      Obioha interns at Lifetime Movie Network
    • Nobuntu
      Saturday, Oct. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage Nobuntu, a female vocal quintet from Zimbabwe, sings this Saturday, Oct. […]
    • University Music Series: Love and Lament
      Friday, Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium The University Music Series presents a performance by MSUM Choirs on […]
    • MSUM’s ‘Fuego Tropical’ presents annual Children’s Show
      “Fuego Tropical,” the MSUM Percussion and World Music Ensemble, is busy this week performing their annual FM Learning Bank Children’s […]
    • MSUM Alumni Film Screening
      Friday, Oct. 5 | 7 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall As part of Homecoming festivities MSUM’s School of Media […]
  • 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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