The Minot State Art Department has prepared hundreds of successful alumni for rewarding careers in art. Our graduates have made their way in the world as photographers, art teachers, graphic designers, museum directors, graduate school candidates, and professional artists.


We offer five art degrees with options and an art minor, opening up potential career fields in K-12 education, advertising, illustration, graphic design, marketing, commercial photography, museum and gallery administration, professional studio art, and arts organization management. At Minot State, you can do what you love, gaining experience for the career of your dreams.


  • Our new Academic Excellence Scholarship is available to qualified incoming freshman.
  • A record number of scholarships and awards are now available at Minot State.
  • We also offer many art scholarships, including the Tom Willis Art Scholarship, Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship and the Humanities Scholarship.
  • We are the most affordable university in the U.S. for out-of-state students.
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As an art student at Minot State, you will have access to personal student studios where you will foster creative growth. A wide range of exhibitions, workshops, international competitions, traveling exhibitions, visiting artists, and student and faculty shows are available on and off campus. We also work closely with the campus Northwest Arts Center and the student-managed Hartnett Hall Gallery.


Make art in our well-equipped studio facilities. Our digital media area includes up-to-date computers and printers, and the print studio accommodates etching and lithography, as well as letterpress, relief, and silkscreen printing. Complete 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, as a photo student, you will gain valuable experience in analog output with darkroom film developing in our hands-on, alternative printing facilities.