Welcome

As a University, Minot State is small enough to foster strong student and teacher mentorships, but large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. Minot State’s Art Department has prepared hundreds of successful alumni for rewarding careers in art. Our graduates have made their way in the world as newspaper and university photographers, art teachers, graphic designers, museum directors, graduate school candidates and professional artists.

Faculty

Professional artists and academics, the Art Department faculty exhibits at regional, national and international levels, conducting personal research, and leading art organizations. Accessible and available, faculty work with students, engaging in individual consultation and critique. Minot State’s art faculty includes Bill Harbort, Micah Bloom, Andrea Donovan, Linda Olson, Ryan Stander, and Greg Vettel.

Degree Programs 

Minot State offers five art degrees, with potential career fields in advertising, illustration, graphic design, marketing, art history, commercial photography, museum and gallery administration, exhibition design, art therapy, professional studio art, independent art instruction, arts organization management and K-12 education. Art students select from these five degrees: BFA in Visual Art, BA in Visual Art, BS in Arts Administration, BS in Multimedia Studies and BSE in Art Education. (BFA and BA degrees offer specialized option areas in Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Traditional Arts, Integrated Media, and Sculpture).

A popular alternative to an art major, is the art minor, which is an employable addition to any major. For instance, an art minor with a focus on graphic design could be an ideal complement to a major in marketing, advertising, business, or the sciences. With an art minor, students gain a range of creative skills that are broadly applicable to career opportunities in many disciplines.

Scholarships

Art scholarships are available for incoming freshman and currently enrolled students. Awards are determined on academic success and portfolio presentation.

Our Home

Hartnett Hall and Pioneer Hall provide well-equipped studio facilities for graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, traditional arts, art education, ceramics and sculpture. Art students at Minot State have access to personal student studios, where their individualized workspace fosters creative growth. Our digital media lab is equipped with up-to-date computers and printers, and the print studio accommodates etching and lithography, as well as, letterpress, relief, and silkscreen printing. Replete with three gas kilns, two electric kilns, and throwing wheels, our spacious ceramic studio provides for creativity in clay. Beyond our competitive digital photography set up, our photo students gain access to analog output with darkroom film developing in our hands-on, alternative printing facilities.

The Art Department works closely with the campus’ Northwest Arts Center, and the student-managed Hartnett Hall Gallery provides student experiences in gallery administration. A wide range of exhibitions, workshops, international competitions, traveling exhibitions, visiting artists, and student and faculty shows are available on and off campus. Area art museums and galleries work closely with the University, enhancing art experiences for the entire region.

 

Find out more about majoring in art at Minot State by visiting: http://www.minotstateu.edu/msuart/. We are happy to provide tours of the art department, so please contact us to schedule a visit!

 

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2019 Sophomore Student Work
Portfolios of student work presented at the 2019 art student review have been posted. All sophomores are required to present a body of work that represents a mid-point in their education.
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Juried Student Show
Minot State's annual Juried Student Show showcases the hard work and successes of current students. It is an annual highlight of MSU's busy exhibition schedule.
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Keith Ailes
A Montana native, Keith Ailes came to Minot State to play baseball. Along the way he developed his eye to create remarkable photography and videography.
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Faculty Show
Minot State's art faculty are not only dedicated teachers but are also artists with a vital studio practice.
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A Short Visit With Lasting Influence
Visiting Artists at Minot State University
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The Flat Tail - Kuh-lekt exhibit The Flat Tail - Kuh-lekt exhibit
"People collect art for many reasons. Some collect for investment ... Some for fun ... Some because it matches their new couch. For Karina and me, collecting is about placemaking. Over time, space becomes place through lived experience. It becomes laden with memory, turning a house into a home."
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Discover Your Passion
A step-by-step by former NOTSTOCK guest artist Jay Ryan creating a fine-art limited edition print.
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Anne Palmer Senior Exhibition
Experience the fifth chapter of Galatians through film, photography, and fashion interpreting the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the seven deadly sins.
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Halloween Safety Check
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Extreme Facepainting
Art Club at the Homecoming Block Party.
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