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Fine Arts (BFA)

Consider a fine arts profession
Studios, galleries, and individual clients are always on the lookout for artists who display outstanding talent, creativity, and style. A Minot State art education will increase your chances of being discovered at the professional level. Graduates from our program work professionally as photographers, graphic designers, web page designers, illustrators, educators, gallery or museum directors, and working visual artists.

Learn with Minot State
The fine arts degree is a professionally-oriented program designed to offer you a deeper experience in studio art, design, and art history. These additional studio and art history credits help you identify your strengths as an artist and better prepare you for a professional career or graduate study in studio art. The BFA degree has additional admissions requirements and is intended for the most committed and focused art students.

Studying art at Minot State is a meaningful and rewarding creative experience, during which you will build confidence with technique, concept, design, and aesthetic judgment. The Minot State Art Department is small enough to foster strong student/instructor mentoring and large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. Members of the art faculty are dedicated educators who have achieved personal success in the fine arts and work for the success of their students.

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Features of a Minot State fine arts degree

Community
At Minot State, you’ll be located in one of America’s Most Artistic Towns, as ranked by Expedia’s travel blog ViewFinder. University and community opportunities include the Minot State University Art Club, Flat Tail Press, and NOTSTOCK (our popular arts festival on campus), as well as downtown Minot galleries and museums. Find your inspiration through The Taube Museum of Art, 62 Doors, or get involved with numerous local art groups like the Minot Street Art Movement.
Art galleries

Galleries are critical classrooms for the art student. MSU boasts three unique galleries. MSU's Northwest Arts Center is nationally known for its diverse exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art. It is also home to an estimable collection of artwork and historical artifacts showcased around campus and in the newly renovated Northwest Arts Center. Additional galleries reside in the art department and administrative buildings.

Learning environment
Small classes ensure you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors, engage in collaboration with classmates, and maximize your learning experience in our studios, classrooms, and galleries.
Our college
The College of Arts & Sciences provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving you the knowledge, skills, and values to help you think critically and creatively.
Art department scholarship
The Harvey & Arlene Twyman scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and currently enrolled majors. Awards are based on the quality of applications and student portfolios. You are encouraged to apply at MinotStateU.edu/msuart.

Accreditation 
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.