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Department of Art & Design

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

Online BFA Student Show

The online BFA student show is an online exhibition format created in response to the COVID19 pandemic and the resulting missed exhibition opportunities by graduating BFA students.

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Art and Design Department News

    River Campus Announces 2020-2021 Season Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for a remarkable season of music, art, theatre and dance during the 2020-2021 season. The 14th River Campus season invites patrons to enjoy an extensive variety of visual and performing arts events by Southeast’s departments of music, art and design, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory [...]

    Catapult’s ‘I Am Human’ Exhibit Now Available Online

    “I Am Human,” an exhibition of mixed media sculptures by Southeast Missouri State University 2020 alumna Maria Esswein, is on display virtually and being hosted by Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. The exhibition, which features artwork from Esswein’s graduating senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibition, is now available online to the public at through [...]

    Wubbena Creates Artwork Highlighting Public Good During COVID-19 Pandemic

    When the Stay Home Missouri issue was ordered a few weeks ago, Chris Wubbena’s creative juices took over. While others may have been feeling their daily routines restricted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wubbena’s thoughts turned to the need for “common good.” Using tools and measuring devices — rulers, c-clamps, a tape measure, [...]

    Artwork of Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Displayed Virtually in ‘SEMO Q Gallery’

    The artwork of spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduating seniors at Southeast Missouri State University will be displayed virtually in the “SEMO Q Gallery” thanks to the efforts of a Southeast faculty member. The site,, will feature images of the most recent artwork of Southeast graduating BFA students who choose to participate. The [...]


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Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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