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Department of Art Programs


The Department of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver is a vibrant, diverse environment full of options for students interested in pursuing a degree in a creative field.

Whether you are interested in being a professional artist, designer, educator, researcher, or creative entrepreneur, you will learn traditional tools of art production and research as well as innovative approaches to art and design. Students at MSU Denver respond critically to visual culture in a variety of contexts and work independently and collaboratively to develop thoughtful and reasoned outcomes. No matter what your ultimate career goals are, the degrees in the Department of Art at MSU Denver offer you the flexibility of diverse options as you train to become an innovative creative professional.

K-12 Teacher Licensure for Art

The Department of Art offers a licensure program in K-12 Art Education.


Minors are offered in Studio Art, Art History, Theory and Critcism, and Digital Media. 

Portfolio Review and Admission

All students entering the department as majors are admitted under either the B.A. in Art or the B.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism. After completing the foundation courses and one other course in ART, CDES, or ARTH, those wishing to pursue the B.F.A. in Art, the B.F.A. in Art Education, or the B.F.A. in Communication Design will be required to pass a formal portfolio review for admittance.

Portfolio Requirements

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