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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.

    See all the College of Arts, Media & Communication degree options

  • 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
    • Join the new Dragon Drumline this fall
      MSUM is excited to announce the formation of the new Dragon Drumline in the fall of 2020! As registration begins, […]
    • It’s almost summer!
      Just kidding! But it's time to plan your Summer 2020 schedule now.
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Arrick Jackson
      You’ve probably already seen MSUM’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Arrick Jackson around campus. He looks forward to continuing […]
    • Apply to be the spring 2020 commencement speaker
      WHAT IS YOUR DRAGON STORY? The University is seeking a graduate interested in presenting their Dragon Story at Friday, May […]
    • Annual Lab Crawl April 15-20
      And win money for your student organization! The third annual MSUM Lab Crawl will be run Wednesday, April 15 through […]
    • BFA Senior Exhibition #1
      March 2-26 | Art GalleryOpening reception: March 5 | 4-7 p.m. The School of Art presents the BFA Senior Exhibition […]
    • Fall 2020 course schedule live on March 6
      The Fall 2020 course schedule will go live on eServices this Friday, March 6. Advising begins on March 16.
    • MSUM choirs concert
      March 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium MSUM choirs perform in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall.
    • Science Friday host to present a talk on “Science & the Media” April 21 at MSUM
      SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre Public Radio’s Science Friday host Ira Flatow will […]
    • Art History major accepted into Plain Art Museum’s annual gala
      Art History major and senior Tessa Wick was recently accepted into the Plains Art Museum’s 24th Annual Spring Gala. Her […]
    • MSUM students kick off a campaign for the 2020 Census
      Advertising and Public Relations students are utilizing the skills they have learned throughout their years at MSUM to create a […]
    • Walla receives 2020 Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant
      Professor Chris Walla of the School of Art received a fully funded 2020 Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant to fund […]
    • D2D State Fair Research Opportunity: Deadline March 2
      There is still room for your study at the D2D Research Facility this summer. D2D is for faculty, students and […]
    • Artist Jim Park to present colloquium
      Thursday, Feb. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | CB 109 The School of Art presents “The Voyager,” a Colloquium by artist […]
    • MSUM School of Art Snow Sculpture Team wins Community Category at 2020 Frostival
      Congratulations to MSUM Art students and alumni: Katherine Aslesen, Spencer Johannes, Hannah Edwards, Hannah Moeller, Megan Kucera, Ashley Lopez and […]
    • Legacy Flame Award winner announced
      The School of Teaching and Learning and the School of Art awarded its inaugural Legacy Flame Award to Sharon Eide, […]
    • Jitendra Singh presents at first Faculty Development Brownbag
      Friday, Feb. 7 | Noon | Faculty Development Center (LI 124) Jitendra Singh will present the results of his research […]
    • 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, […]
    • 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, […]
  • 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.
If you’d like more information about our programs or MSUM opportunities, chat with an admissions representative.