Inspired by Sister Augusta Zimmer, founder of the MSJ Art Department, and her work with students on Mater Dei Chapel - The MSJ School of Arts & Humanities is broadening our students' understanding of the human experience, enriching their potential, and sharpening their critical thinking and communication skills through the MSJ Renaissance. Students of any major can earn a $500 per semester award through participation in the arts: Art Guild, Peak Productions, Theatre, University Band, University Singers, or Writer's Block. 


An artist cannot thrive without patrons. We invite you to join the Patron Circle and support a student in the arts, starting at just $500 per year. The MSJ Renaissance is a revival of the arts, a revitalization of campus, and a renewed commitment to life-changing experiences that help our students climb higher by putting their passion into action.