Department of Art & Design

The Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University has recently merged with Interior Design and Commercial Multimedia to become the Department of Art and Design. We are enthusiastic about the future of the department. Please stay connected for updates and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about this exciting development.

The Department of Art and Design at Southeast Missouri State University engages students in a collaborative learning environment. This process provides students with active learning and professional experiences in design and the visual arts, producing creative problem solvers, makers, designers, educators, and scholars. The department provides a winning combination of:

  • Highly trained, talented and well-qualified faculty who care about the students' success
  • Nurturing environment with personable class sizes
  • Outstanding opportunities through internships or practicum experiences
  • Professional organizations to enhance the student's networking
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Art & Design Department News

  • Local Artists Display their Works in ‘Gathered by the Sense’

    A group of artists from the local region will display their work in an exhibit titled “Gathered by the Sense,” Sept. 7-Oct. 28 in the Transition Space area of the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. An opening reception for this exhibit, curated by Ryan Paluczak, […]
  • Installation, Ceramic Artist Joe Page Opens 2018-2019 River Campus Art Gallery Season

    Ceramic artist Joe Page, known for creating multifaceted installations that transform gallery spaces into immersive environments, will exhibit his work in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery in September. The exhibit opens on Sept. 7 with a reception planned for 5-7 p.m. An artist’s talk is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7. […]
  • Southeast Fine Arts Student Explores New York Art Scene

    Southeast Missouri State University student Marqusha Oliver traveled to New York City this summer to intern in one of the city’s finest and most highly respected art galleries. Oliver interned at Viridian Artists Inc., an artist-owned, professionally operated gallery, located in New York City in the Chelsea region of Manhattan. The gallery is one of […]
  • Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Series Begins Aug. 21

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host the first weekly “Historic Tuesday Talk” at 7 p.m. Aug. 21, when Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast, will present “The Birth of the Modern: Realism and Impressionism.” This presentation is free and […]


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