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
Feb. 29       Spring Play  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
March 1      Spring Play  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
March 2      Spring Play  2 p.m.  Waage Theatre
Mar. 5         Spring Play  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
March 6      Spring Play  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
March 7      Spring Play  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
March 26     Dr. Kevin Priebe Piano Recital  7:30 p.m.  Waage Theatre
April             AFA Capstone Exhibition  Otter Tail County Museum
April 1-2       Music Scholarship Auditions  2-4 p.m.  W635
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 26         Chamber Chorale Concert  2 p.m.  Legacy Hall
April 30         Combined Band Concert  7:30 p.m.  Legacy Hall
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