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Majors and Minors

Considering a degree in fine art? The Department of Visual and Performing Arts will help you shine like the star that you are.

Minor in Art

You will develop your creative and visual skills, understand the elements and principles of design, experience the history of civilization through the study of art, and gain the tools and incentives for lifelong learning and a robust appreciation of fine art.


Interested in art, but not looking for a degree?

You do not have to pursue a major or a minor from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to enjoy and participate in fine arts at Michigan Tech.

Great Lakes Showcase

This juried exhibition features the work of dozens of regional artists in a gallery-style show each May.

Contact Sarah Fayen Scarlett or visit the Great Lakes Showcase page to learn more.

Guest Artist Workshop

Each year, the department sponsors a residency for artists in a variety of disciplines. The artist in residence gives a free lecture-demonstration and a two-day workshop.

Meet the upcoming guest artist, or register to attend the workshop.

Student Art and Design Show

This annual showcase highlights the creative work of students from across campus, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and scenic, costume, sound, and lighting design.

See works from past shows.

Past Projects