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Creative Opportunities

girl in spider costume on the theatre stage


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

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

  • Annual Student Show and Poster Design Competition
  • Art History Symposium
  • Mud Guild
  • Student Design Organization
  • Student Photography Cooperative
  • Media Arts Club

Department of Music


  • Bands
  • Choirs
  • Orchestras
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Opera Studio

Athletic Bands

  • Marching Band
  • Pep Band

Chamber Ensembles

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


  • Flute Studio

Department of Theatre

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

United States Institute of Theater Technology, UMD Chapter (USITT)

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
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.