Mindful of
the past, We contemplate
and create a better future

We inspire rigorous paths of study through individual expression and collaboration across many disciplines of art, art history, and design. Through education and encouragement of broad dialogue within arts, we promote positive and sustainable change in our global community.

Art and Design at MSU

Undergraduate

graduate

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Majors

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APPAREL & TEXTILE DESIGN
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ART EDUCATION
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ART HISTORY & VISUAL CULTURE
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Graphic Design
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STUDio ART

Minors

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ART HISTORY & VISUAL CULTURE
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Art photograhy

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Comic Art & Graphic Novels
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Graphic Design

Master of Fine Arts

Our MFA program seeks to expand our empathic understanding, cultivate the voices of underserved populations and ideas, and mitigate and critique damage done to ecologies, marginalized cultures, and the environment brought about by several centuries of colonialist pursuits. 

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new program studies race through art

We have established a Critical Race Studies Residency Program that will bring an Artist-in-Residence and a Designer-in-Residence to campus to enrich the life of student experiences and the greater community by facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design as part of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

SPARTAN'S JOURNEY OF DETERMINATION

Born with no hands and missing her big toe along with the supporting bones on each foot, Kathryn Bailey, a 24-year-old Studio Art graduating senior hasn’t allowed her quadrilateral limb deficiency to keep her from living a “normal” life and now is about to graduate with a degree in Studio Art and a concentration in Painting and Graphic Design.

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MFA in Art, Art History, and Design

The Master of Fine Art program seeks highly motivated students who have the artistic and scholarly vision to guide us into equitable, sustainable, and creative futures. We encourage new and rigorous forms of artistic expression and design innovation that transcend typical constraints to make meaningful contributions to the world. A 100% funded program, your able to customize your student experience at one of the leading research institutions in the world.

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“I knew design was what I loved doing. It wasn’t until I started job searching that I found there were so many possibilities to use the skills I learned in my degree. I love working for American Girl because I get to work on such a diverse range of projects.”

Rebecca dekuiper

Apparel and Textile Design Alumna
Lead Designer, American Girl

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