Art and Design at Missouri State

Clubs + Organizations

Raise your hand if you want in. Join like-minded imaginative thinkers and doers outside the classroom to learn, share and explore your talents together. From creative exhibitions to networking events, these student organizations provide limitless opportunities to share your gift.

Art Club

The Art Club increases awareness, appreciation and understanding of art within the university and community.

Art History Club

The Art History Club at MSU helps students network with other art history majors and minors to plan, organize and participate in art history-related activities on campus and in the region. Social activities, group field trips to museums and galleries in the area (including the St Louis Art Museum, The Nelson Atkins Museum, and the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), and support for the yearly Art History Symposium all add a rich extra layer to the art history undergraduate experience. New members are always welcome.


Continue to mold your passion for clay-making as a member of Clayworks. Share your gifts with members of our community through exhibitions and educational events.

Jewelry Students Association

The Jewelry Students Association encourages a greater awareness of historical context and contemporary developments in the field of jewelry and metals among Missouri State University art students and facilitates member involvement in the metals field and to demonstrate our abilities and achievements to the Springfield community, thereby enriching lives with art.

National Art Education Association

The purpose of the NAEA is to educate people about the importance of the arts in the school system and in the community, and to offer professional development opportunities to its members. The MSU Chapter of NAEA serves to help art education students become involved with various art programs in the community and to build connections with art teachers in the area;  NAEA also focuses on planning fundraisers that will not only assist its members in attending the annual NAEA National Convention, but also provide funds for local arts programs in need. Join visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers, professors, students, administrators, art museum educators and artists who come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential. 

Sculpt It

The purpose of Sculpt It is to foster an active interest in sculpture in the university and community. The goal is to bring together individuals with a common interest in sculpture as a boundless art form, and use this desire to benefit the community.

Student Photographic Society

The Student Photographic Society, the student organization allied to our program, is a dynamic organization that pursues a variety of public affairs projects such as conducting photographic workshops for the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield and providing family portraits for needy families during the holiday season. The Student Photographic Society also secures funding for our visiting artist program. The visiting artist program invites renowned contemporary photographers to the MSU campus to present lectures about their creative contributions to the medium of photography and to conduct critiques/workshops with photography students. Photographers participating in this program include Alec Soth, Alex Webb, Gay Block, Keith Carter, Deborah Luster, and Linda Connor.

Students in Design

Comprised of graphic design, illustration, and animation students, Students in Design furthers the educational experience through visits from internationally renowned designers, trips to places like New York City and Dallas, and opportunities to connect with professionals in the field. Find SID on Facebook.

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