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Fine Arts (BFA)

Offered: On campus

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
Studying art at Minot State University is a meaningful and rewarding creative experience, during which you will build confidence with technique, concept, design, and aesthetic judgment.

The Bachelor of 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 program has additional admissions requirements and is intended for the most committed and focused art students.

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Features of a Minot State fine arts degree

University art opportunities include Art Club, Flat Tail Press, and NOTSTOCK, our popular arts festival on campus. Find your inspiration in the community through The Taube Museum of Art, 62 Doors Gallery and Studios, Artspace Suite 1 Gallery, or get involved with numerous local art groups like the Minot Street Art Movement.
Art galleries
Galleries are critical classrooms for the art student. The campus boasts three unique galleries, including the Northwest Arts Center, which 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. Additional galleries reside in the art department and the administration building.
Learning environment
The art department is small enough to foster strong student/instructor mentoring and large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. 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.
Personal studio spaces
Having a place of your own to make art is central to our creative community. We believe it is essential for growth. Personal studio spaces are available and provide you a place to think, work, and build community.
Art department scholarship
The Harvey & Arlone 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

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