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How to Reach the Department of Art

Our main office is now open limited hours, Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm and Fridays 9am - 1pm, with most office staff still working remotely. If you need assistance, please email us at artdepartment@msudenver.edu.

You can also reach us at 303-615-0300 during office hours.

Please note that all the campus protocols concerning PPE and social distancing apply when visiting the office.  Thank you!

Art at MSU Denver

"The goal of my work is knowledge. I do not see life and art as separate.”
            Howardena Pindell

The Department of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver is a vibrant, diverse environment full of options for students interested in pursuing a degree in a creative field. Whether you are interested in being a professional artist, designer, educator or researcher, you will learn traditional methods of art production and research as well as innovative approaches to art and design. Read more...


FACULTY FOCUS

Professor Shawn Meek earns One Club award

STUDENT FOCUS

WORK-STUDY JOBS

BFA THESIS EXHIBITION ONLINE

BA THESIS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Zoë Downing(Art), in her work, Moodscapes, combines yoga with responsive watercolor works to explore art making as a form of emotional selfcare.

MEET THE SENIORS - FALL 2020

STUDENT FOCUS

FACULTY FOCUS

ALUMNI FOCUS

VASD PROGRAM

CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION

WORKING TOGETHER IN CREATIVE WAYS

The winning contemporary design featuring words about attributes. The winning mural design is now displayed outside the Nursing Department office, WC 247.MSU Denver Communication Design students gave the Department of Nursing a dose of artistic inspiration, in the form of a mural designed to capture Nursing’s importance and contributions of superior education for students. Read more about the recent collaboration and design contest in the Early Bird.


CAREER PROSPECTS

HERE'S WHERE AN ART DEGREE FROM MSU DENVER MIGHT TAKE YOU

  • Commercial Design and Graphics
  • Environmental Design and Architecture
  • Education
  • Business
  • Crafts
  • Entrepreneurship

Fine arts offer an array of possibilities for art graduates. Graphic designer, museum curator, art teacher, jewelry designer, photographer, illustrator, and many more


DATA AND INSIGHTS

ARTS GRADUATES ACROSS DISCIPLINES

The idea of working across disciplines is far from new, but evidence suggests that such crossover is becoming an increasingly important part of artistic careers. This DataBrief detailing the under-acknowledged prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of multi-disciplinary arts practice, from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), provides arts educators and arts policymakers with highlights of SNAAP data and insights into the value of arts-school education: Arts Graduates 'Oscillate Wildly' Across Disciplines (SNAAP DataBrief)


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OUR PROGRAM OPTIONS


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For official University Covid-19 updates and resources, please visit the MSU Denver Safe Return to Campus page.

How to Reach the Department of Art

Our main office is now open limited hours, Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm and Fridays 9am - 1pm, with most office staff still working remotely. If you need assistance, please email us at artdepartment@msudenver.edu.

You can also reach us at 303-615-0300 during office hours.

Please note that all the campus protocols concerning PPE and social distancing apply when visiting the office.  Thank you!

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Contact Information

Email:

artdepartment@msudenver.edu

Phone:

303-615-0300

Office Location:

Arts Building, Suite 187
Auraria Campus

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Accreditation

 National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation seal

The Department of Art at MSU Denver is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.