Department of Art

  • Express your creativity

  • Work with award-winning artists

  • Showcase your work

  • Learn about the world around you


The Department of Art prepares students for long-term success in the visual arts.

Students are able to take a dynamic range of classes in studio art, graphic design, art history and art education within a close-knit community of students and faculty. Our program is a place for critical thinkers, tastemakers, and rule breakers.

Our faculty members are engaged artists, designers, art historians, educators, writers, and cultural thinkers. They are working across many creative fields and media locally, nationally, and internationally. Students work hand-in-hand with these award-winning, working artists who bring their experience and excitement to the classroom.

Beyond the classroom

  • On display

    Learn more about what's being exhibited at Kiehle Art Gallery.
  • Art news

    Read all about what our department and students are doing at St. Cloud State.
  • Nationally accredited

    St. Cloud State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).