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.

The Department of Art & Design is accredited by NASAD

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Humanities 317
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Explore what current students are making via our Annual Student Exhibition

Recent News

In early 2023, alumna Max Brunner (Digital Art and Photography ’12) had a longing for human connection, so she took a walk.

Student from Grand Portage receives award

Exhibition by Max Brunner, an Art & Design alum