Creative Opportunities

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EXPERIENCE! Education in the fine arts is all about doing! Learn about clubs and organizations that connect you to students with similar interests.

Students at UMD have no problem finding exciting outdoor recreation activities or meaningful student run organizations to join.

School of Fine Arts students exercise their creative talents beyond the classroom, too. Each department has an ever-changing list of extra-curricular projects, groups, and opportunities. Contact each department for more information regarding the creative opportunity that you wish to explore.

Department of Art & Design

Department of Music

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Percussion Ensemble

Jazz Ensembles

  • Jazz Combos
  • Jazz Ensemble I & II
  • Guitar Ensembles

Athletic Bands

Chamber Ensembles

  • Woodwind Quartet
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Brass Quintet
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Piano Trio
  • Classical Guitar Ensemble
  • Sax Quartet
  • String Quartet
  • Hand Drum Ensemble

Vocal Ensembles


Department of Theatre

UMD Theatre
As the production arm of the department, UMD Theatre provides practical experience for University students while enhancing the cultural life of the University and the communities it serves. Auditions for all Theatre productions are open to any student currently enrolled at UMD. The department sponsors performances and residencies by a variety of theatre artists as part of the learning experience for its students.

Stage II
Stage II is a student-run theatre organization that utilizes faculty advisors and Department of Theatre facilities and equipment. It is dedicated to fostering production experience for students in all areas and to producing excellent theatrical works. Most performances are in the Dudley Experimental Theater.

Attitudes Dance Association

USITT - United States Institute for Theater Technology, UMD Chapter


The University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers financial awards twice yearly to full time undergraduates for research, scholarly, or creative projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty member. The program encourages students to conduct research and pursue academic interests outside of their regular courses by employing them to work on special research projects.
School of Fine Arts students are eligible and encouraged to apply.