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.