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Theatre Arts

Learn with us
Our theatre program offers you numerous ways to pursue your passion, whether it's in the spotlight or behind the scenes. Coursework includes acting, directing, playwriting, theatrical movement, and musical theatre dance. Our theatre faculty member is a dedicated educator, active scholar and researcher, and a creative visual and performing artist.

The stage is the thing
MAIN STAGE - Our main performance space is the Harold G. Aleshire Theater in Hartnett Hall. This proscenium theater hosts our mainstage season, consisting of two productions each academic year. Our seasons include classical drama along with exciting and challenging contemporary works. There are ample opportunities for students from across campus to participate either on stage or behind the scenes.

BLACK BOX THEATER - Our Black Box Theater is the department’s second, infinitely flexible space. It serves as a classroom, meeting room, and performance space for student-produced projects and the occasional mainstage. The Black Box is open to any student who would like to produce their own work (pending faculty

MSU CAMPUS PLAYERS - The oldest student organization on campus, Campus Players is an integral part of the Minot State Theatre Department.

Program options (Catalog Links)


Department website

Summer Theatre website

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Scholarship opportunities
Incoming freshmen who have participated in a variety of high school performance activities are encouraged to apply for the Comedy/Tragedy Freshman Scholarship. Other scholarship opportunities include the Bram Davidson Scholarship, Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship, and the Harold and Verna Aleshire Scholarship.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.