Department of Art & Design

In the Department of Art & Design, we understand the creative life. Our challenging and innovative learning environments support creative activity and encourage students to be independent and critical thinkers, life-long learners, and to make connections with communities in the Twin Ports region. Students explore various media and methods under the mentorship of distinguished faculty.

We can show you how to reinvent and renew yourself over a creative lifetime beginning with coursework that will challenge you and prepare you for careers limited only by your own imagination.

We offer a range of majors. Students may complete BAs in Art History and Art; these programs require the completion of a second major or a minor. We also have BFAs in Art EducationStudio (sub-plans options: General, Digital Arts & Photography, Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking, Sculpture & Ceramics) and Graphic Design (sub-plans: Studio or Marketing). In addition, students can declare minors in Art, Art History, Arts in Media, &/or Photography.

Get to know the Faculty & Staff

Contact Us

Humanities 317
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

The Department of Art & Design is accredited by NASAD

This determined young leader eagerly steps into his next journey


UMD alumni Madeline Johnson, Sally Palmer, and Scott Koski have all published essays about life in a pandemic in "Survive and Thrive."

Professor David Beard and Sarah Lawler (MA in English, Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies) have co-edited a special issue of "Survive and Thrive."