Fine arts

Enjoy the fine arts at M State

Interested in the fine arts? Whether you're a student considering a career in the arts or a community members who enjoys music, visual arts and the theatre, M State has opportunities for you on our Fergus Falls campus.

M State's fine arts degree programs include:

The Art Transfer Pathway allows you to complete your Associate of Fine Arts degree at M State and transfer your credits directly to designated fine arts degree program at one of the seven Minnesota State universities.

Our Associate of Fine Arts in Music offers both a vocal and instrumental focus. Graduates can transfer seamlessly into bachelor's degree fields in music-related programs. In addition, Music Department opportunities open to all M State students include Concert Choir, Voice Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Chamber Chorale and Pep Band.

With the Theatre Transfer Pathway, your associate degree courses will transfer directly into designated bachelor's degree program at the Minnesota State universities.

Upcoming events

Oct. 28-Jan. 13 The Bagirmi Genesis Project (Sara Ronnevik) Waage Gallery: Artist talk 3 p.m. Nov. 14
Nov. 4-Jan. 3 Michael Weatherly Exhibit  Charles Beck Gallery
Nov. 1        The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940  7:30 p.m. Waage Theatre
Nov. 2        The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
Nov. 8         The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
Nov. 9         The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
Nov. 10       The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940   2 p.m. Waage Theatre
Nov. 17       Combined Band Concert  6:30 p.m.  Legacy Hall
Dec. 5        Winter Choir Concert  7:30 p.m.  Legacy Hall
Jan. 6-Feb. 6         LRAC Consortium Exhibit Charles Beck Gallery
Jan. 14       Music Scholarship Auditions  2-4 p.m.  W635
Feb. 10-March 4   MSHSL 6A Regional Art Show Charles Beck Gallery
Feb. 20      Fine Arts Travel Opportunity to Chanhassen Mama Mia and art museums
March 4       Music Scholarship Auditions  2-4 p.m.  W635
March 16-May 1    48th Invitational Art Show Charles Beck Gallery
March 27     Gilligan's Island Spring Musical 7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre

March 28     Gilligan's Island Spring Musical 7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
April 2          Spring Music Extravaganza 6 p.m. dinner 7 p.m. concert Legacy Hall

April 3          Gilligan's Island Spring Musical 7:30 p.m. Waage Theatre
April 4         Gilligan's Island Spring Musical 7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre

April 5         Gilligan's Island Spring Musical 2 p.m.  Waage Theatre
April             AFA Capstone Exhibition  Otter Tail County Museum
April 2          Spring Music Extravaganza  7:30 p.m.  Legacy Hall
April 16         Empty Bowls Project  11 a.m-1 p.m. Legacy Hall
April 16        Dr. Kevin Priebe Piano Recital  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
April 26         Chamber Chorale Concert  2 p.m.  Legacy Hall

April 30         Combined Band Concert  7:30 p.m.  Legacy Hall/Waage Theatre
May 5           Sophomore Recital  7 p.m.  Waage Theatre

*All events subject to change

Get your tickets here

The M State Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch) and one hour prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, by calling (218) 736-1600 or online at M State Tickets. For more information on Fine Arts events, call the Box Office at (218) 736-1600.

Music Department opportunities

Numerous M State Music Department opportunities are open to all M State students:

  • Chamber Chorale
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Pep Band
  • Voice Ensemble