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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
    • Come sing with us!
      Monday, Aug. 26 | Noon – 3 p.m. | CA 107 The MSUM Concert Choir will be holding auditions on Monday, […]
    • 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, […]
    • Rea & K-Nelson featured at Cellular Cinema
      Raymond Rea and Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design) were the featured artists at Cellular Cinema’s screening event […]
    • K-Nelson Screens at St. Kilda Film Festival, Australia
      The St. Kilda Film Festival recently screened Hús, an experimental film by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson (School of Media Arts & Design). […]
    • Varying Degrees Percussion Trio performance
      Tuesday, July 9 | 7-8 p.m. | Heritage Garden Ampitheater Enjoy a free evening of family-friendly and fun percussion music […]
    • 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 […]
    • Graduate Program Consortium for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors Course Creation/Modification/Conversion RFP
      The Graduate Program Consortium for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors Workgroup was formed in response to the Academic and Student Affairs division […]
    • Start of semester tasks for instructors
      Instructors: Your D2L Brightspace shells for Summer 2019 have been created. If you do not see your course or need courses merged, please email For helpful tips on […]
    • MSUM expects 850 students to graduate May 17
      MSUM will award degrees to about 850 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 17 in the university’s Nemzek […]
    • Film & Animation Juried Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
      Friday, May 10 | 7-10 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium The Film & Animation Juried Exhibition and Awards Ceremony screens a selection of this semester’s student work […]
    • OLC and QM accounts for faculty
      MSUM is a subscribing member to both the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Quality Matters (QM). These national organizations provide tools and resources […]
    • 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 […]
    • Choir Concert
      Monday, May 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium Dr. Erynn Millard will be conducting the Choir Concert “Spirit and Soul,” featuring the University Choir as […]
    • ‘Picturing Nam’ National Archives Exhibition
      April 17 – May 25, 2019 | Art Annex Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the […]
    • Wind Ensemble Concert
      Friday, May 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Hansen Theatre Plan to attend the final Wind Ensemble concert of spring semester featuring student Brian Wagner on bassoon. […]
    • Film & Animation Capstone Project Screening
      Friday, May 3 | 7 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium School of Media Arts & Design Film & Animation seniors will present their Capstone Projects, this Friday, […]
    • Choir, String Ensemble Concert
      Sunday, May 5 | 4 p.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church (210 7th St S, Moorhead) The choir and string ensemble of Minnesota State University Moorhead will perform works by Pachebel, Purcell, Handel, […]
    • 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 […]
    • An Evening of Dance
      Tuesday, April 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre The University Theatre Series presents “An Evening of Dance” on the Hansen Theatre stage today (April 30) at […]
  • 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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