Missouri State University

Graduate College

Graduate Catalog

Preliminary edition, April 2014

Department of Art and Design


  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Art and Design (BSEd), and Secondary Education/Art (MSEd)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education – Art and Design (BSEd), and Secondary Education/Art (MSEd)

General Information

Facilities and Resources

Brick City, the Art and Design Complex, is a recently renovated group of historic buildings in close proximity to the thriving downtown arts community. It contains extensive studio facilities for Two and Three Dimensional Foundations studies, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Art Education, and the Brick City Galleries. Student work is displayed within the Brick City facilities throughout the year.

The Art and Design Department has its department offices in the Ellis Fine Arts Building, Room 308. This floor also includes the Visual Resources Collection, a photo critique/lecture room, and facilities for the metals/jewelry courses. On the main (second) floor of Ellis Hall are facilities for ceramics with several kilns and workspaces behind the main building. There is a large lecture room for Art History and Appreciation courses also located on this floor. The fourth floor houses photographic and printmaking studios. Additional studios and classrooms for Photography and Digital Imaging are located in Pummill Hall.

The ground floor of Hill Hall, adjacent to Ellis Hall on the west, houses the foundry. This facility has two large furnaces appropriate for sculpture classes for metal casting.

The Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education is the home of the Graphic Design, Illustration, and Computer Animation programs. The fifth floor holds two regularly updated computer labs. Graphic design classes utilize a Mac Lab while a PC Lab is available for computer animation. In addition to the labs, traditional studio areas are available for student work.

The Duane G. Meyer Library maintains an extensive collection of art and design periodicals as well as books relating to art and design history

Brick City Galleries, 215 W. Mill St., (417) 836-6794, http://art.missouristate.edu/brickcitygallery.htm. Exhibitions change monthly during the school year. Each year the exhibition schedule includes shows by distinguished artists and designers who are internationally, nationally and regionally known. Faculty exhibitions are scheduled bi-annually.

Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., (417) 836-6999, http://sec.missouristate.edu/. Located near campus on historic Walnut Street and John Q. Hammons Parkway, this converted Victorian two-story building contains exhibitions of student work that change monthly during the school year. Each year the exhibition schedule also includes a Foundations Show and Senior Design Show. Additional shows may vary from year to year.