Hands-On Experience

MU’s Art program develops creative thinkers, professional artists and cultural leaders through a curriculum that balances innovation, traditional craftsmanship, and critical thinking. Art majors study drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fibers, sculpture and graphic design from working artist-educators. A portfolio review is required for a BFA or BA.

Students have access to a print studio, digital and darkroom photo labs, a papermaking/fiber facility, an anagama kiln, and three state-of-the-art digital labs. 

Students can encounter art and exhibit work at the School of Visual Studies’ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, which features student, faculty and visiting artist exhibitions. 

The MU Ellis Library has an extensive art collection (including an important collection of comic, underground and editorial cartoons), The University’s Museum of Art and Archaeology is an accredited museum with an extensive collection of art and artifacts. 

The School of Visual Studies offers field trips to the St. Louis Art Museum, and other St. Louis museums and galleries and also to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and other Kansas City museums and galleries.

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Art Faculty

Full Teaching Professor
A217 Fine Arts Building
Associate Professor
A209 Fine Arts Building
Director of School of Visual Studies
102A Swallow Hall
Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Science, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Music
325 Tate Hall
A132 Fine Arts Building
Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Bingham Gallery, and Art on the Move Coordinator
A123 Fine Arts Building
Assistant Professor
211 Bingham Commons
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
A120 Fine Arts Building
Assistant Professor
A219 Fine Arts Building
Professor, Art Program Coordinator
307 Swallow
Assistant Teaching Professor
307 Swallow Hall
Associate Professor
202A Bingham Commons
Assistant Professor
A219 Fine Art Building
Visiting Assistant Professor