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Department of Art & Design

The Morehead State University Department of Art and Design is one of the most comprehensive schools of art, design and teacher education in the state.

Graduates of our programs are able to pursue a wide array of careers in corporate, government, non - profit and independent sectors including:

  • Art museums/galleries: administration, curatorial, conservation, public relations, exhibit design and preparation
  • Graphic design: digital, print, multimedia, type, web, illustration, advertising
  • Education P-12: studio art, fine arts, art history
  • Independent studio practice: sales, promotion, design, development, freelance 

New Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design and Art Education

MSU now offers a BFA in art and design and a BFA in art and design with teacher certification P-12.

These professionally-oriented degrees will better equip you for entrance into master of fine arts programs with disciplines such as painting, ceramics, graphic design, animation, printmaking and photography.

 All art students are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and statements for review in order to gain admission into the programs. For more information, contact Chris Field.

In addition to our BFA programs we also offer bachelor of arts degree in:

  • Art with course work in art education, ceramics, computer art, drawing graphic design, history, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture
  • Art education (P-12)  

Our master’s degree offers concentrations in:

  • Art education
  • Graphic design
  • Studio art

We also offer an array of minors which complement degrees across the University including arts entrepreneurship, studio art, visual communication and art History.

Advanced individual studies are offered in 2D art, 3D art, digital art, art history and art education. Learn more about our academic programs. 


All programs in the Department of Art and Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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