Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts DSU Department of Fine and Performing Arts comprises four programs: visual arts, communication, music, and theatre.

DSU's Department of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to developing communication and artistic excellence through individual attention and a wide variety of technical and performance opportunities. Teacher-artists and a diversity of experiences assure every student's talent's and interests are fully developed. The life of every student is enriched by a heightened appreciation of and participation in one of the Fine & Performing Arts.

Mission: The faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts believes that the fine arts, by their nature, are especially important to the cultivation of the liberal arts values of inquiry, sensitivity, empathy and creativity. Further, specialists in the fine arts are needed to promote these values and to contribute to the cultural and economic base of any community. Thus, the mission of the department is to increase the appreciation of and the participation in the various fine arts in southwestern North Dakota and to train artists who can, through exhibitions, performances and teaching, add to the quality of life wherever they eventually make their homes.

12/05/2018
Looking for that something extra to make this year's Christmas party really special? What could be more fun than live ca...
11/16/2018

Looking for that something extra to make this year's Christmas party really special? What could be more fun than live carolers! The DSU Chamber Singers are hiring out as carolers for the holiday season, and we'd love to add a touch of class to your upcoming event. For pricing and scheduling info, contact their conductor, Dr. Brent Rogers at 483-2879 or [email protected].

Film is not dead. In fact, it is exciting and thriving at DSU. This semester, a group of talented students spent chilly ...
11/14/2018

Film is not dead. In fact, it is exciting and thriving at DSU. This semester, a group of talented students spent chilly mornings in the darkroom processing and developing film.

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10/23/2018

Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts instructor Darla Hueske’s image, “The Back 40,” is part of PhotoMidwest’s 10th Biennial PhotoMidwest Festival 2018! Check out the story here: http://bit.ly/2POyUdS.

Thursday, October 18, the ceramics class is firing  raku pottery today behind Selke Hall. (with permission from the fire...
10/18/2018

Thursday, October 18, the ceramics class is firing raku pottery today behind Selke Hall. (with permission from the fire department). Check it out!

World Fest continues with Manhu from China!They will be performing on Oct 20th at 7pm at DSU in Beck Auditorium.Tickets ...
10/17/2018

World Fest continues with Manhu from China!
They will be performing on Oct 20th at 7pm at DSU in Beck Auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased at www.dsuarts.com.

10/09/2018
Not all the autumn colors are in the leaves. Have you all noticed the colorful changes happening on the Highway 22 under...
10/08/2018
Painting the Highway 22 Mural – South\X/West Arts North Dakota

Not all the autumn colors are in the leaves. Have you all noticed the colorful changes happening on the Highway 22 underpass?
They are still looking for volunteers to help paint. You can signup on the Southwest Arts ND site.

Painting the Highway 22 Mural Click through the gallery of images from painting the mural. Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highway 22 Dickinson North Dakota Highw...

The Governor is recommending additional cuts to the ND Council on the Arts. Please share this and encourage everyone to ...
09/28/2018
North Dakota Arts Advocacy Workshops

The Governor is recommending additional cuts to the ND Council on the Arts. Please share this and encourage everyone to attend. Please reach out to our legislators and invite them to your art events.
The council will be in danger of losing federal funding if the decrease in state support goes much deeper. It’s the rural communities that will suffer the most if the NDCA is unable to sustain their programs and grants.
Why advocate? Because the Arts Matter in North Dakota!
Details here for local workshops. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-dakota-arts-advocacy-workshops-registration-49659252160

North Dakota Arts Advocacy Workshops Sharing your passion for mission is what advocacy is all about - and advocating for the arts in North Dakota is essential! You are invited to a free 1.5 hour workshop about how to become the best advocate you can be for the arts in North Dakota. The workshop will...

Dickinson State University
09/28/2018
Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University

“I love art’s ability to draw us into the present moment.” Meet Ian Mabry, Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts's new assistant professor of art and director of the DSU Mind’s Eye Art Gallery.
http://bit.ly/2OVYQ75

Fine and Performing Arts celebrated the first weeks of classes with a social at the NDSU Extension Center.   A great tim...
09/25/2018

Fine and Performing Arts celebrated the first weeks of classes with a social at the NDSU Extension Center.
A great time was had by all who attended, and we look forward to our Spring Social Treasure Hunt.

“Concatenation by Ian Mabry,”Stop by and visit the DSU’s Mind’s Eye Art Gallery to see a series of interconnecte...
09/12/2018

“Concatenation by Ian Mabry,”
Stop by and visit the DSU’s Mind’s Eye Art Gallery to see a series of interconnected works of art displaying Mabry’s past focus and hinting at where his artistic instincts are taking him now.

Ian Mabry, is the Dickinson State University’s new assistant professor of art and director of DSU’s Mind’s Eye Art Gallery. Welcome to DSU Ian!

The gallery is open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Fri.
For info: 701-483-2154.

Auditions!
08/21/2018

Auditions!

Opening this weekend!
06/27/2018

Opening this weekend!

After so many years of dedication and active service, two of our Art instructors are retiring: Marie Snavely and Robin R...
05/09/2018

After so many years of dedication and active service, two of our Art instructors are retiring: Marie Snavely and Robin Reynolds.
Thank you for teaching with a passion, for sharing your knowledge, vision and wisdom and for inspiring our students!
Happy retirement!

Guest artist Scott Prebys working with our DSU Jazz band!
04/16/2018

Guest artist Scott Prebys working with our DSU Jazz band!

Congratulations to Abigail Moberg and Julianne Skaff on their performances at today's ND NATS (National Association of T...
04/08/2018

Congratulations to Abigail Moberg and Julianne Skaff on their performances at today's ND NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition in Grand Forks. Abigail took second place in her category, and Julianne tied for first in hers. Way to go!

Peek inside the Mind's Eye Gallery for the DSU Student Art Show. DSU students submitted their artwork completed in an ar...
03/28/2018

Peek inside the Mind's Eye Gallery for the DSU Student Art Show. DSU students submitted their artwork completed in an art class from January of 2017 to the present. You still have time to view the show, it will be up until the end of this week.

Congrats to Dr. Rogers on his upcoming article!
03/22/2018
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Congrats to Dr. Rogers on his upcoming article!

An article by Dr. Brent Rogers titled “Between Berlioz and Fauré: Camille Saint-Saëns’s Messe de Requiem op. 54” will be featured in the May 2018 issue of the ACDA's Choral Journal. http://bit.ly/2DMXmp6

Auditions!
03/08/2018

Auditions!

03/07/2018

Ondekoza

DSU Choirs at Our Savior's Luthern Church. A wonderful performance of Music of the World.
03/04/2018

DSU Choirs at Our Savior's Luthern Church. A wonderful performance of Music of the World.

Attention Music Lovers! (and anybody who wants a free t-shirt...)We have two boxes of extra shirts from previous years' ...
12/14/2017

Attention Music Lovers! (and anybody who wants a free t-shirt...)

We have two boxes of extra shirts from previous years' Northern Plains Music Festivals, and we've decided to clean out the closets! If you'd like a free t-shirt, stop by the music area (lower level of May Hall) anytime between now and Monday afternoon. After that, we'll be taking them to House of Manna.

May Hall is open until 9:00 tonight, from 8:00 am until around 6:00 pm tomorrow, and beginning at 8:00 am on Monday. The building is not usually open on the weekends.

The shirts are mostly smalls and mediums, but we do have a few larges. Also, most of the shirts are from the 2012 festival, which was cancelled due to snow (hence the leftover shirts), but there are a few from 2013 and even one from 2008.

12/05/2017

DSU Woodwind Ensemble

Get your tickets now!
11/30/2017

Get your tickets now!

Congratulations to Music Education major Mackenzie Hicks on a very successful senior recital last night! Her singing was...
11/29/2017

Congratulations to Music Education major Mackenzie Hicks on a very successful senior recital last night! Her singing was wonderful, and we are all so proud of her!

Congratulations also to her teachers, Kelsey K. Rogers and Dr. Erin Oberlander, and her pianist, Becky Schwartz.

We had nearly 80 guys on this year's Real Men Sing, and they did a great job learning some fun songs in a short time, wh...
10/19/2017

We had nearly 80 guys on this year's Real Men Sing, and they did a great job learning some fun songs in a short time, while also learning how to better use their newly-changed tenor and bass voices!

We were honored to have the talented Real Men vocal group perform at Edgewood Hawks Point. The group consist of almost 60 young male singers from Dickinson and the surrounding area. The Dickinson State music program, part of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, hosted the annual "Real Men Sing" performance. The talent these young men possess is phenomenal! Thank you for a delightful performance.

Get your tickets now!
10/19/2017

Get your tickets now!

4th Annual DSU Community Arts and Crafts Show! All DSU Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Retirees, and Friends of the University a...
10/18/2017

4th Annual DSU Community Arts and Crafts Show!

All DSU Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Retirees, and Friends of the University are encouraged to enter!

Do you have a hidden talent which you have been dying to put on display? Are you a weekend artist who has been looking for a great venue to show off that passion? Do you have a closet full of crafts which need to be seen to be believed?

Don't hide that light under a bushel any longer!

We want your artwork and crafts. They can be drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics, or jewelry. We want quilts, embroidery, duck decoys and fishing lures! Any handmade original project is eligible.

*To enter*
1. Please email Gallery Director Greg Walter, ([email protected]) with a description of your work, including size.
2. Deliver your work to the gallery Oct 31- Nov 3, 8am-6pm. Work will be curated Nov 3.
3. The Art Dept will let you know if your work was judged into the show by Friday, Nov 3.
4. Those selected will be asked to include a short 'artist statement' about their work.

Last year's show drew more interest and comments from our campus community than any other show. Let's make this year's show even better!

Submissions should be delivered to the Mind's Eye Art Gallery (in Klinefelter Hall) Oct 31- Nov 3. All pieces must be ready to hang or display, and will be curated by the Art Department. All decisions are final.

The show will be installed Nov 6, and remain up until we leave for Winter Break.

Behind the Scenes is the Fine & Performing Arts newsletter. Published at the end of the 2017 Spring semester, it provide...
08/16/2017
2017 FPA Behind The Scenes Newsletter

Behind the Scenes is the Fine & Performing Arts newsletter. Published at the end of the 2017 Spring semester, it provides timeless inspiration of all the great things our students and instructors accomplish! Thank you to the graphic design students for their help in the layout.

News from the Fine and Performing Arts department at Dickinson State University.

DSU is offering an ONLINE Graphic Design certification. Check it out. You can complete all courses from the comfort of y...
08/14/2017

DSU is offering an ONLINE Graphic Design certification. Check it out. You can complete all courses from the comfort of your office.

The DSU Jazz ensemble was asked to perform at the Wine and Chocolate Affair hosted by Best Friends Mentoring. When asked...
05/25/2017

The DSU Jazz ensemble was asked to perform at the Wine and Chocolate Affair hosted by Best Friends Mentoring.
When asked if they would be interested in performing AFTER finals week and graduation, they all emphatically said let’s do it!

Jalyn McGill won the Outstanding Graduate Award 2017!McGill graduated in December 2016, earning a Bachelor of Science in...
05/15/2017

Jalyn McGill won the Outstanding Graduate Award 2017!
McGill graduated in December 2016, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and is graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Congratulations Jalyn !

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05/12/2017
Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University

Congratulations Jalyn and Tesla on being recognized as the 2016-17 DSU Outstanding Graduates

05/05/2017

Live in the Student Center

Muggs for Mutts today! Starts at noon at South Campus. Go to the building in the back.
05/04/2017

Muggs for Mutts today! Starts at noon at South Campus. Go to the building in the back.

Join us for two exciting events today!Faculty Art Show Reception – May 2, at 4 p.m. in the Mind’s Eye Art Gallery, K...
05/02/2017

Join us for two exciting events today!
Faculty Art Show Reception – May 2, at 4 p.m. in the Mind’s Eye Art Gallery, Klinefelter Hall.
Immediately following the reception, the DSU Jazz Ensemble will perform their Spring Concert at 5:30 p.m. in Beck Auditorium, Klinefelter Hall

Address

291 Campus Dr
Dickinson, ND
58601

General information

FPA Events Calendar http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/calendar/#/?i=1

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(701) 483-2154

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