Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
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The Department of Art, Art History, and Design is dedicated to the creation and historical study of the visual arts through its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, and Apparel and Textile Design. Students are encouraged to develop aesthetic and conceptual awareness, perceptual and creative problem–solving skills, and informed judgment in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection.

Through its many activities including student exhibitions, Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series, and outreach events, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design is a hallmark of engaged and active learning. An incubator of creativity and innovation, the visual arts contribute significantly to the cultural life of our community, inspire a stewardship of our built and natural environment, internationalize our perspective on issues, broaden our framework of understanding, and increase our capacity to think beyond convention.

We offer degrees in Apparel & Textile DesignArt EducationArt History & Visual CultureGraphic Design and Studio Art to approximately 600 undergraduate majors.