We offer learning opportunities in a creative and collaborative community of artists and scholars. Our strength is intertwining programs to provide a solid design foundation for a lifetime of artistic and creative growth. Examine, transform, and communicate both the individual and combined human experiences into visual form.

Why Creative Arts? Learn more about our programs!

Potential Career Opportunities

Join the dynamic graphic design industry as a designer, producer, account executive, or archivist. Maintain a studio, curate at a museum or gallery, or create commissioned art pieces with your studio art degree. Share your artistic vision by exhibiting your work, teaching future generations, or by consulting with news and pop culture outlets.

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Studio Art Program

Develop your portfolio and creative skills in our BA, BFA, and Studio Minor programs. Explore specializations in ceramics, drawing, painting, and more to prepare for a successful career in the Studio arts.

Art Education Program

Arts Education transforms students into critical observers and problem solvers. The primary goal is not to train students to become practicing artists, but to develop their critical eye and open up to new avenues to creative possibilities.

Art History Program

Our programs prepare students for a wide range of careers that value observation, analysis and expression. Art History majors work in museums, galleries, auction houses, schools, colleges, and libraries, as well as in public relations, law, and publishing.

Graphic Design Program

The graphic design program at Minnesota State Mankato will help you develop the conceptual, visual, and technical skills needed to enter the design profession with confidence. We offer several content areas, including branding, editorial, web, and motion design.

Design Labs & Studios

Studio spaces provide the equipment, work-spaces, and technology to prepare students for contemporary applications of their art education.

Student Organizations

Get Involved! Students have the opportunity to join a variety of student clubs that build community and enrich the educational experience.


See the list of scholarships available to Art & Design students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.