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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Art
College Arts & Humanities
Program Website
Degree Type(s) BA, BS, BFA
Program Description

The Department of Art program is devoted to the development of concepts, attitudes and skills in the vi su al arts within a broad university curriculum of liberal arts orientation. There are four objectives: professional training of
artists and scholars in chosen areas of specialization, preparation of art
educators, elective study for stu dents in all areas of the university, and
service to the local communities as a source of cultural enrichment. The Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
In addition to minimum University admission requirements students requesting admission to the art and art education majors must complete the following: -ART 101 (3) (Preferred) or ART 100 (3) -ART 260 or ART 261 Students for all majors may be admitted provisionally while these requirements are being satisfied. Contact the department for application procedures.
Other Requirements Students pursuing a B.A. must earn 8 credits in a foreign language and complete 18-24 credits in a minor subject area as part of their degree program. Students pursuing a B.F.A. must have a 2.5 GPA and pass ART 391, Portfolio Review.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Art
136 Nelson Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6412
Fax: 507-389-2816
College Advising College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Gina Maahs-Zurbey, Student Relations Coordinator
226B Armstrong Hall

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