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Life as an Art Student

Life as an Art Student

Studio learning is a unique experience, and the Mississippi State University Department of Art provides a supportive environment for personal growth and professional development. 

One big advantage of studio learning is it allows for more students to have more one-on-one time with professors; the Mississippi State University Bachelor of Art degree program boasts a low 15:1 student to faculty ratio.

Mississippi State art students have access to a variety of specialized facilities and tools to help them succeed in their studies, including computer labs, the Bob and Kathy Luke Library (college-specific material), a woodworking and metal shop, and the Universal Technology Lab (large-format printers and scanners, as well as other high-end software and periphery devices)

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CAAD & MSU Student Life

College is an exciting new adventure, and you are on your way! Start planning that adventure today by exploring our colleges, research opportunities, study abroad trips, housing options, meal plans, and how to get involved!

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Art Student Organizations

Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

Alpha Rho Chi is the only national co-ed professional fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Mississippi State's Hippodamus chapter includes students from architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, engineering, English, and more. The “Hippos" actively work together to host a series of professional events every spring, fundraising events for their philanthropy throughout the year, brotherhood events for chapter bonding, a White Rose Formal each fall, and a summer retreat for bonding/business. Recruiting and pledging occur in the beginning of the fall semester.

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Fiber.Paper.Arts Club

The Fiber.Paper.Arts Club engages in the tradition of community-based learning and aims to give students a chance to broaden their skills as artists while exploring all aspects fiber arts: sewing, knitting, felting, weaving, quilting, fabric dying, paper making, and more.

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MSU Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (MSU AIGA) 

MSU’s AIGA student chapter gives students access to invaluable resources and opportunities to help make the transition from students to professional designers. AIGA advances design and vital cultural force by connecting practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons through regional, national, and global events

MSU Open Figure Drawing Sessions

The goal of MSU Open Figure Drawing Session is to provide a place for students, faculty, and the community alike to congregate and better their abilities by drawing the figure, free of charge.

One Night Only Exhibitions

Student exhibition space hosting one night pop-up shows organized and curated by interested students.

The ViewFinders Photo Club

The Viewfinders Photo Club is open to all students who are interested in photography. Its mission is to create an open community where students can share work, ideas, knowledge, and encouragement. Activities include gallery trips, critiques, photography walks, member-lead exhibits, workshops, and more! Viewfinders is designed to foster an environment where amateur and advanced photographers alike can improve their skills and have fun.

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Contact Us
Department of Art

  • 415 Barr Avenue
  • 102 Freeman Hall

  • Post Office Box 5182
  • Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Phone: (662) 325-2970
  • Campus Mail Stop: 9638 Department of Art Directory FIND US