Michigan State University

The Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to the creation and historical study of the visual arts through its undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

In studio art students explore and create using the language of two and three-dimensional form, space, and time in traditional media and new technologies.

In art history and visual culture, students study the history of painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms from a wide range of Western, Asian, African, Latin American and other traditions and geographical regions.

In art education, students prepare to become visual arts teachers by engaging in studio production and studying aesthetics, criticism, and history of art.

East Lansing

United States

Address:
113 Kresge Art Center
Michigan
48824-1119
Phone: (517) 355-7610
Website: www.art.msu.edu


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Academic Staff and Description

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News and Events

Please join the Department of Art and Art History as we celebrate seventy-five years at Michigan State University. This year our calendar features special events for alumni and friends alongside the regular schedule of exhibitions, lectures, and student activities.

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For more information on the department, scheduled events, or to be added to the department’s mailing list contact Michelle Word at wordmich@msu.edu

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Cynthia Consentino│Monday, February 19, 6:30 P.M.│KAC, 41
Ceramic artist Consentino’s large-scale, figurative sculptures portray whimsical and fantastical narratives, which offer a social critique. Most recently she was the recipient of a commission from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center as part of a program of artist-designed washrooms.

Ben Fry│Thursday, February 22, 6:30 P.M.│S. Kedzie Hall, 105
.Fry’s research focuses on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources. Named in by , he has exhibited in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2003 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and the Museu...  [ Read All ]


Information For  Undergraduates

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART
Studio art majors completing the BFA in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University must satisfy three sets of requirements for graduation. The requirements are for the University, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Art and Art History.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN ART EDUCATION
Art Education majors completing the BFA in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University must satisfy three sets of requirements for graduation. The requirements are for the University, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Art and Art History.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN STUDIO ART
Studio art majors completing the BA in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University must satisfy three sets of requirements for graduation. The requirements are for the University, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Art and Art History.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE
History of Art majors in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University must satisfy three sets of requirements for ...  [ Read All ]


Information For  Postgraduates

MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART
MFA degree candidates in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University at Michigan State University are enrolled in one of five studio art disciplines – ceramics, graphic design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Study incorporates active studio practice coupled with rigorous intellectual inquiry through independent study, self-motivated research, and engagement in multi-disciplinary MFA seminars with fellow graduate students.

For more information on graduate studies at Michigan State Unviersity contact Michelle Word at wordmich@msu.edu.

 


Alumni

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While the community of friends and alumni of the department can relish the memories of their experiences at Michigan State, they can also be assured that the enterprise of making, critiquing, and interpreting the world of art continues to grow. Shaped by a plurality of viewpoints and a high standard of excellence, art is being continually explored, challenged, and redefined by the enthusiastic community of students, faculty, and staff in the Kresge Art Center.  


Student Facilities

Resources:

Kresge Art Museum Founded in 1959, house Michigan State University's collection of nearly 7,000 works of art. Portions of the collection are on continuous display, offering a rich diversity of style, technique and media.

The Fine Arts Library The Fine Arts Library of Michigan State University houses collections for the visual arts, architecture, and photography, supporting research and teaching in the visual arts and architectrue, art education, human environment design, and museum studies.

The MSU Museum Founded in 1857, is one of the oldest museums in the Midwest and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum is a public steward for 2.5 million objects or specimens of cultrual and natural histroy from around the world.

The Study Abroad Program Michigan State University leads the nation in the number of undergradutes sent abroad. Recent opportunites for art and art history credits include travel to Austria, England, France, Italy, and Zimbabwe.

The Visual Resources Library The Visual Resources Library houses an image collection and database in support of studio art and the history of ...  [ Read All ]


How To Apply

http://www.msu.edu/admissions/index.html

Incoming freshmen can apply online http://admissions.msu.edu/toolbox/apply.asp  


Visit us (open days)

The Office of Admissions provides admission presentations for prospective freshmen and their families followed by a walking tour of campus. Topics covered include the admission process, academic programs, student life, university housing, and study abroad. There is also time for questions.

Spring Semester 2007 Presentations and campus tours for prospective freshmen are offered:
Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. (EST), from January 8-April 27, 2007
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Presentations and tours are not available on holidays and certain select dates. Reservations are required. Visitors needing special accommodation can contact the MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at (517) 353-9642 (voice) or (517) 355-1293 (TTY).

You can make a reservation at http://admissions.msu.edu/events/default.asp