Take your creation from a dream to an exhibition: You’ll do that here.

No matter your artistic focus, it takes more than just theory to start a successful career in the arts. At Southeast Missouri State University, we know that practical experience and feedback are key to helping you grow as an artist. And, with modern studios where you can create almost any time of day, multiple public galleries to display your work and receive much needed feedback, a museum located right on campus, and expert faculty artists to give you the guidance you need, you’ll be prepared to find your path as an artist when you graduate. 

Student Organizations

Grow your network and your skills in one of our student organizations. You can gain valuable experience presenting your work and make specialization a bigger part of your college career.

"“While my major has definitely taught me to be a better artist and how to be successful as a professional artist, I have also learned many useful skills such as welding and steel fabrication.” "

Billy Brooks , BFA: Sculpture

a student works in the sculpture workshop using a welding torch with sparks flying outward

Learn in the classroom and the real world: You’ll do that here. 

Open your mind to new experiences and perspectives. Students from the Department of Art and Design can travel both nationally and internationally with faculty and peers. While visiting museums, galleries, seeing local performances, and meeting local artists and scholars, students learn of possible career choices and lifestyles that they may have never considered an option. Learn more below. 

Foundation Review

Foundation reviews are formal portfolio evaluations required for all art majors before they enroll in upper-level art studios.

Office Phone
(573) 651-2790
River Campus Seminary 104
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701