Academic Programs

The Department of Visual Arts offers several degree opportunities; the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the professional degree and the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science, liberal arts degrees. The B.F.A. requires a studio art concentration, the Bachelor of Arts requires studio art as well as an intermediate competency in a foreign language and the Bachelor of Science requires studio art and a minor in another field of study.

Program Requirements

Department Syllabi

  • Foundations (PDF)
  • Introduction (PDF)
  • Advanced (PDF)
  • Baccalaureate (PDF)


Click here for a Visual Arts scholarship form. For more information regarding scholarships, please contact Kelly Todd at 701.231.8818 or

A limited number of scholarships are awarded based upon excellence and need to junior and senior art students.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include elementary/secondary art education, commercial art/graphic design, animation, illustration, arts marketing, commercial photography, museum/gallery work, exhibition design, independent studio art, municipal art programs, art criticism, independent art instruction, art media research, arts organizations, art funding agencies, and university instruction.


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