MSU School of Art students refine their creative personal vision, develop advanced skills both in creative practice and criticism; and find their places as professionals within the creative industries

We are at the heart of Montana’s most influential and inventive artistic community, providing an energetic environment in which students can flourish. The School of Art is a creative hothouse where new ideas are always encouraged and developed through learning, teaching and research; which is studio based, face to face, professional orientated and socially engaged. The curriculum is divided into seven areas of study: art history, ceramics, graphic design, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Learn More


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Jeffrey Conger, professor of Graphic Design
Kearstin Jacobson
Ceramics and Sculpture & Extended Media at MSU

The Sculpture & Extended Media curriculum is designed to challenge students to utilize both traditional and contemporary approaches to making as they resolve challenges that occur as their work develops. Students are introduced and encouraged to experiment with a variety of means of production including, but not limited to: Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Social Practice, Moving Image, and Relational Aesthetics.


Ceramic students are encouraged to see clay as a technological medium through the international wild clay research project, where sculpture, functional pottery, and ecological uses of indigenous clays are explored through field trips and studio practices. Minerals sourced from across Montana are processed, blended, and tested in the spirit of exploration, discovery, and dissemination of new processes and knowledge.  Learn More