School of the Arts

If you're ready to sing, act, play, perform, draw, create, train, dance, sculpt, compose, paint, direct, design or build, we're here to facilitate your creative and artistic growth through one of our many major and minor programs.

As the only university in Minnesota to have the distinction of national accreditations in its art, theatre and music programs, we are committed to excellence from our faculty and students in the visual, performing and digital arts.

If you are interested in developing your artistic pursuits further and want to know more, we encourage you to learn about all of the exciting opportunities we have to offer.

Congratulations Art Students!deans award

49th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

St. Cloud State's School of the Arts awarded five Dean's Awards to students during the 49th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. On behalf of SCSU, congratulations to all the students who made the show. In all, there were 35 pieces of work selected for the exhibition. We are honored to have such talented student artists. Click here to see a list of all the pieces of art that were selected for the exhibition.

Abdourahamane Diallo

Never Flat, plaster, spray paint, marker

Marlissa Karpeh

Mama Boy, oil on canvas


Erica Riley

Brew House (triptych), color inkjet on substrate


Kelsey Schweich

Untitled, oil on Masonite

Jaclyn Thorston

Assault on Paper, color pencil