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Department of ART & DESIGN

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Department of Art & Design

MSU's Department of Art & Design is one of the most comprehensive schools of art, design and teacher education in the state.

MSU's Department of Art & Design is one of the state's most comprehensive art, design and teacher education schools.

Graduates of our programs prepare to pursue a wide array of careers in the 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, and advertising.
  • Education P-12: studio art, fine arts, art history.
  • Independent studio practice: sales, promotion, design, development, freelance.
Morehead State University's Department of Art and Design attracts students from around the region.


We understand that employers hire experienced graduates. As an Art & Design student, you will have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research fellowships as early as your first year. Faculty members will work closely to assist you in your internship experiences.

You will gain experience and knowledge of the art submission and exhibition process and have opportunities to showcase your work each year through the following:

  • Gateway Regional Arts Center Annual Juried Art Student Exhibit
  • Fine Arts Showcase
  • Women’s Studies Celebration
  • Bluegrass Biennial Exhibit
  • Sophomore and Senior Exhibitions
  • Inscape literary and visual arts journal

Many excellent education abroad programs are available at MSU, and our faculty members dedicate themselves to helping you find the resources needed to expand your experiences.


Validate your art and design skills and prove to employers that you can plan, build and maintain effective digital communications by earning an Adobe Certified Associate certification.


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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Contact Information

Department of Art & Design

211 Claypool-Young Art Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2766
FAX: 606-783-5048