Dickinson State University

Upon becoming a college student, you will embark on one of the most enriching and exciting periods of your life. We, at Dickinson State University, are eager to be a part of that promising future by assisting you in pursuing your educational and career goals.

Dickinson State takes pride in its broad range of excellent academic offerings in the arts and sciences, teacher education, business, nursing, agriculture, and other professional areas. Thousands of successful graduates attest to the high quality and strong relevance of Dickinson State’s programs. The faculty and staff stand ready to support your educational development with personalized attention and care.

Beyond classroom studies, Dickinson State is an ideal place to meet an interesting array of other students, and to learn more about yourself as you interact with them. Whether developing social skills as part of a group, communication skills through substantive discussions, or organizational skills by participating in club activities, your readiness for rewarding employment and citizenship will be greatly enhanced.

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United States

291 Campus Drive
ND 58601-4896
Phone: (701)483-2175
Website: http://www.dickinsonstate

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Our Aims

Dickinson State University is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University’s mission is to provide high-quality, accessible programs, to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy health and quality of life of the citizens of the State of North Dakota.


Location and Getting there


Department and information about the department

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts comprises five programs at Dickinson State University: art, communication and theatre, graphic design, music and dance.

This department is dedicated to developing 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.


Academic Staff and Description

The Fine & Performing Arts faculty represent a range of academic and professional preparation. All the courses are taught by experienced and caring faculty members who offer specialized instruction. In addition to being active artists and performers. The Fine & Performing Arts faculty are involved in research, workshop and seminar participation, and involvement in professional organizations, as well as writing scholarly articles and adjudicating at performances and exhibitions. Each faculty member creates a challenging atmosphere in which creative spirits flourish through work and experience.


News and Events


Information For  Undergraduates


Bachelor of Science in Education:
Art (Secondary)
Choral Music (K-12)
Composite Music (K-12)
Communication (Secondary)
Instrumental Music (K-12)
Theatre (Secondary)

Bachelor of Science – non teaching:
Art Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Arts Degree:

Art (Elementary)
Art (Secondary)
Choral Music (Elementary)
Choral Music (Secondary)
Communication (Elementary or Secondary)
Graphic Design
Instrumental Music (Elementary)
Instrumental Music (Secondary)
Non business Entrepreneurship
Theatre (Elementary or Secondary)


Information For  International Students




Student Facilities


Student Support

The Office of Student Support Services helps students manage the new demands of college life and assists students in exploring their educational and career goals. Approximately 40% of our students at Dickinson State begin as deciding-students.


Student Life

Your college years will be filled with special memories and friendships that last a lifetime. At Dickinson State there are approximately 50 different organizations and campus activities that will help you find your niche.



The mission of the Dickinson State Office of Residential Life is to provide quality housing services for undergraduate students in an educational living/learning environment.


How To Apply


Visit us (open days)

See Dickinson State University for yourself. Our admissions staff is anxious to discuss the variety of programs the University has to offer and to give you a tour of our beautiful campus, including its classrooms, facilities, and residence halls. While you are here, be sure to meet with the financial aid staff to discuss concerns you may have about financing your education. Admissions representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time.


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