Skip to main content
Michigan State University

For Students

Let’s Make
Amazing Things


Get creative all day,
every day.

Did you know that approximately 80% of your time as an MSU student is spent outside the classroom?

There’s always something to do in the arts on this campus, each as vibrant and diverse as our Spartan community. Whether you’re looking to check out live music or theater straight from Broadway, get hands-on with artmaking, or connect with new friends, you can find something here that sparks your creativity every day.

Show me what's happening
MSU actors in motion

Thousands of creative careers await you after graduation, but your journey to land the job of your dreams can start right here at MSU. 

Paid internships, fellowships, and jobs in the arts at MSU range from roles in education, curation, research, conservation, communications and marketing, operations, visitor experience, technology, and beyond. These practical, professional experiential learning opportunities provide MSU students with pathways to build viable careers and to network with creatives from around the country in ways that are fully integrated with the Spartan experience. 

Learn More


Class works in the the 360 Degree Visualization Room, surrounded by images and text related to the women they were studying
Students raise awareness of monuments women
See this story
See all stories
Discover Your Major

A lifetime of curiosity and expression can start right here at MSU. From undergraduate to doctoral, discover academic programs that allow you to merge the creative with the critical.


Explore Academic Programs
Student observing at an exhibitionSutton Foster Awards Saturday MorningStudents holding activities at the Broad Museum

See your artwork in the MSU Libraries

The next generation of Spartans want to see your artwork! Submit your work to the MSU Libraries Student Art Competition! Two selected works—one from an undergraduate and one from a graduate student—will be acquired into the MSU Libraries art collection and awarded $500.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 29.

Learn More

Beal Botanical Garden Student Art Contest

Beal Botanical Garden is excited to announce our inaugural Student Art Contest! The garden is awarding one $500 prize to a student whose work speaks to the interconnectedness between people and nature. The awarded piece will be displayed in the garden throughout the summer and fall of 2024.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 5.

Learn More

Student Tickets at Wharton Center

MSU students pose in front of sign for Broadway show

Ticket Discounts for MSU Students

Hey Spartans! Did you know that you get discounted tickets to most shows at Wharton Center? Starting at $19 for Performing Arts shows and $29 for Broadway shows, your time at MSU is the perfect opportunity to experience the best live entertainment right here on campus.

Buy Student Tickets

Find Your Community

Music collaboration of students playing keyboard, ukulele, drum set, acoustic guitar and electric guitar

Join a Registered Student Organization

Find your community here at MSU! Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are a great way to make friends and build relationships as you journey through your college experience. There are 1,000s of RSOs at MSU, with over 100 dedicated to the arts. No matter your major, you don’t have to leave your passions behind when you leave high school.


Discover Arts RSOs



Michigan State University is part of the Student-Made network, working to expand the reach and engage more entrepreneurial students at campuses across the country! Presented in partnership with The Burgess Institute, Student-Made is not only a marketplace of student creations, but a way to support student creators across all years, majors, and backgrounds.

Shop Student-Made

A smiling student holding a sign saying
Get Involved.
Join Us