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How to Reach the Department of Art

Our main office is now open limited hours this summer, Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm, 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!

The MSU Denver Art Department voted unanimously in Fall 2020 to sign on to the Safer Spaces Resolution for Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Impacted by State and Police Violence. The details of this resolution can be found through this link: https://www.msudenver.edu/gita/safer-spaces-resolution/ 

The Department of Art believes that this statement promotes our collective vision of creating a more just and inclusive society for our students, staff, and faculty. Furthermore, this resolution aligns with the commitments made in the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:  

The MSU Denver Department of Art represents a diverse community of individuals who study, teach, create, and advocate for art and design. As the Department of Art expands our understanding of our commonalities and differences, we remain committed to: 

  • Respecting the dignity and essential worth of all individuals, 
  • Fostering mutual respect, including respecting the privacy, property, and agency of others, 
  • Examining and challenging our own biases and beliefs, 
  • Promoting the diversity of opinions, ideas, and backgrounds which enriches the culture of the department, college, and the university, 
  • Standing against bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation, 
  • Working towards an inclusive and equitable curriculum that fosters an environment of respectful dialogue, 
  • Appreciating diversity and inclusion as a collaborative work-in-progress. 

We, the Department of Art, wholeheartedly and unequivocally would like to re-affirm our support of the Safer Spaces Resolution, and our commitment to the departmental DEI Statement. We believe that the urgency of racial justice demands our unwavering support on this matter. 

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...


BFA THESIS ONLINE EXHIBITION

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 FACULTY

ALUMNI FOCUS

FACULTY FOCUS

Professor Shawn Meek earns One Club award

STUDENT FOCUS

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)


HIGHLIGHTS


OUR PROGRAM OPTIONS


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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.