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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

    ‘Of Myth and Fable’ Explores Mythical Stories in Southeast’s Nest Gallery Exhibit

    “Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus. The exhibition is currently on display on the first floor of the Seminary Building. A [...]

    ‘Proximity’ Explores Human Connections in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit

    “Proximity,” an exhibition of paintings by Southeast Missouri State University student artist Amber Huckaba, is the first exhibit in the Student Artist of the Month Fall 2021 exhibition season at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. The exhibition is currently on view on the second floor of Catapult Creative House and will remain on display through Sept. [...]

    ‘I Am Listening to You’ Opens Sept. 3 at Catapult Creative House

    “I Am Listening to You,” an exhibition of sculptures by Cody Arnall and Lindsey Maestri, will be on view Sept. 3-24 at Catapult Creative House. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 3 from 5-9 p.m. Additionally, an artist’s talk will be held Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Catapult Creative House. The [...]

    River Campus Announces 2021-22 Season Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for a remarkable season of music, art, theater and dance during the 2021-22 season. The 15th River Campus season invites patrons to enjoy a variety of visual and performing arts events by Southeast’s departments of music, art and design, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of [...]


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Department of Art and Design
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