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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

Registration for Summar Art Academy now open!
All the workshops are held in Southeast Missouri State Art Studios under the guidance of highly qualified art instructors and professors. Please download the 2020 Art Academy brochure and register today.

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Art and Design Department News

    Southeast Art Faculty Selected as Guest Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing Special Series Collection

    Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast Missouri State University, has been selected as a guest editor for a book in a new special series collection through Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The premise for the book, “Suffering for Salvation,” was submitted for consideration to Cambridge Scholars by Hand and will focus on the [...]

    Southeast Alumnus, St. Louis Artist to Present ‘Prints as Activism’ in After Hours Series

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and artist Zack Petot will discuss his work while raising awareness of violence against the LGBTQ+ community in his March 12 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. Petot, a fine artist, educator and curator from St. Louis, Missouri, will present “Prints as Activism.” [...]

    Southeast Expanding River Campus with New Art Complex

    Southeast Missouri State University announces plans to expand its River Campus with a new art complex to house its ceramics, sculpture and painting programs, creating a “gateway to the arts” in downtown Cape Girardeau. Via a public-private partnership, Southeast will expand its River Campus footprint through renovation and expansion of a facility at 340 S. [...]

    Southeast Alumna Curates Poems, Watercolor Paintings Exhibit at Cape Public Library

    “Parlor Room,” a solo exhibition of works by Rachael Zur, will be on display from March 6-27 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The exhibition, curated by Southeast Missouri State University alumna Ashley Sexton, is free and open to the public. Works will change daily, and visitors are encouraged to visit often. Zur is a [...]


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Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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