Department of Art & Design

The Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University has recently merged with Interior Design and Commercial Multimedia to become the Department of Art & Design. We are enthusiastic about the future of the department. Please stay connected for updates and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about this exciting development.

The Department of Art & Design at Southeast Missouri State University engages students in a collaborative learning environment. This process provides students with active learning and professional experiences in design and the visual arts, producing creative problem solvers, makers, designers, educators, and scholars. The department provides a winning combination of:

  • Highly trained, talented and well-qualified faculty who care about the students' success
  • Nurturing environment with personable class sizes
  • Outstanding opportunities through internships or practicum experiences
  • Professional organizations to enhance the student's networking
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Art & Design Department News

  • Southeast Fine Arts Student Explores New York Art Scene

    Southeast Missouri State University student Marqusha Oliver traveled to New York City this summer to intern in one of the city’s finest and most highly respected art galleries. Oliver interned at Viridian Artists Inc., an artist-owned, professionally operated gallery, located in New York City in the Chelsea region of Manhattan. The gallery is one of […]
  • Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Series Begins Aug. 21

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host the first weekly “Historic Tuesday Talk” at 7 p.m. Aug. 21, when Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast, will present “The Birth of the Modern: Realism and Impressionism.” This presentation is free and […]
  • ‘Memorycycler’ Opening Aug. 3 at Catapult

    The Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, will host a First Friday reception Aug. 3 from 5-9 p.m. for the exhibition “Memorycycler.” The exhibition will feature the work of artist and animator Kevin Hand and will remain on display through Sept. 27. “Memorycycle” is […]
  • Arts Council Displaying Southeast Summer Art Academy Student Artwork

    Student artworks from Southeast Missouri State University’s Art Academy workshops will be on display Aug. 3-28 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Visual Arts Cooperative, located at 16 N. Spanish Street. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host an opening reception on the First Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-9 p.m. This year, […]


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