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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 by the November 16, 2020 deadline. 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

    ‘Echo of a Hidden Forest’ Imagines Alternative Environments in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit

    “Echo of a Hidden Forest,” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University student artist Tristan Swims, is the third Student Artist of the Month exhibition of the Fall 2020 exhibition season at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. The exhibition is currently on view on the second floor of Catapult Creative House. A closing reception will [...]

    Southeast Students to Present ‘Professionalism in Art’ in After Hours Series

    Southeast Missouri State University art students Ryan Nevill and Macie Werner will discuss what makes an artist a professional in their Oct. 15 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. Nevill, a senior sculpture major from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Macie Werner, an art education major from Jackson, Missouri, [...]

    ‘Across the Tracks’ Opens Oct. 9 at Catapult

    “Across the Tracks,” an exhibition of photographs by Arthur Fields, will be on display Oct. 9 to Nov. 6 at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House. “Across the Tracks” is a serene and sometimes surreal exploration of everyday architecture, landscapes and patriotism in and around southern Indiana. Fields has been a resident of Vincennes, [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting Heritage Day Oct. 3

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host Heritage Day on Oct. 3 with history events and speakers. The Crisp Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Visitors can learn about the Mississippian first [...]


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Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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