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Department of Art & Design

The Department of Art and 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

Department of Art and Design Scholarships 2021

Perspective students are encouraged to apply for the VPA Scholarship as soon as possible. The Endowed Scholarship deadline has been moved to February 1, 2021 to coincide with the preferred deadline for FAFSA. Download the PDF for information about Department of Art and Design Endowed scholarships.

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Art and Design Department News

    ‘The Reclamation of Our Faces’ Opens May 7 at Catapult Creative House

    “The Reclamation of Our Faces,” an exhibition of works by students and faculty from Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art and Design will be on display May 7-28 at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. An opening reception will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5-9 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing [...]

    After Hours Series Presents ‘Creating a Safe Space for Difficult Conversations in Art’ May 6

    Southeast Missouri State University art students will present the May 6 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Catapult Creative House. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. The event will also [...]

    Southeast Students Honored with More Than a Dozen ADDY Awards

    Several Southeast Missouri State University Students were recognized with local ADDY Awards during the annual 2021 American Advertising Awards (AAA) Virtual Show. The American Advertising Federation’s Cape Girardeau chapter recognized entries by 14 Southeast marketing and mass media student groups, including four Gold, a Best of Show, five Silver and five Bronze awards. The Southeast [...]

    Artwork of Graduating BFA Students to be Displayed at Southeast’s River Campus

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery is displaying work from two groups of Department of Art and Design students in the Spring 2021 Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition on April 19-30 and May 3-14. Opening receptions for Group 1 and Group 2 will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, [...]


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Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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