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Want to unlock your full creative potential and start your journey to the career you’ve always wanted?

Want to learn in an inspiring, hands-on environment with a faculty committed to helping you embrace and hone your creativity?

Choose the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University. MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design comprises the following:

  • School of Architecture
  • Department of Art
  • Interior Design Program
  • Building Construction Science Program

The Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design has evolved in exciting ways, expanding its focus on disciplines like photography, graphic design and more.

We teach you crucial aspects of hands-on study in a studio-based, collaborative curriculum, with access to outstanding facilities.

Our faculty will inspire you to achieve your best through ongoing support, encouragement and expert insights.

Departments and Units


The Mississippi State University Department of Art is accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).

Students can focus on seven areas of study, to develop their skills in a way that matters to them most. The curriculum is created to cover all critical aspects, providing a comprehensive education that can lead to varied careers.

Options include:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Faculty focus on different techniques, disciplines and approaches within each area. Graduating students may go on to pursue careers in ceramic design, product design, illustration, architectural rendering, art direction, photojournalism, set design and much more.

Building Construction Science

Mississippi State University Building Construction Science degree program is designed to educate students in preparation for construction management careers in the future. It covers different areas of construction, engineering and business sciences.

Graduates are expected to be decision-makers and managers in their work environment. Students in the program solve problems as construction professionals in a simulated office environment called a “studio.” In studio, students are challenged to integrate classroom knowledge and skills to solve problems on construction projects. The program emphasizes the latest trends in the industry, including technology. Students learn how to use industry-standard computer software and use building information modeling (BIM) through all four years of the curriculum.

Interior Design

The Mississippi State University Interior Design program empowers students with a well-rounded education to work in residential and / or commercial interior design.

This program is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Students are taught how to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life; increasing productivity; and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public as well as protecting the environment.

School of Architecture

The School of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture, which is a five-year professional degree. The school has been accredited by NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) continuously since it was established and is the only program available in Mississippi to award you a professional architecture degree that leads toward licensure.

The range of courses available at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture offers outstanding preparation for a career in this complex field. Students will have the fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge required to succeed.

The School of Architecture features cutting-edge studio facilities in which students will learn and explore their talents. Professional artists and architects are invited to perform guest lectures at the School of Architecture to give students a breadth of diverse perspectives and valuable insights from experts.

Contact the College

College of Architecture, Art and Design

  • 899 Collegeview St
  • 240 Giles Hall
  • Post Office Box AQ
  • Campus Mailstop: 9633

Mississippi State, MS 39762