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Art and Theatre Department 
Spafford Hall 206
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2514
Fax: 605-626-2263
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Art Facilities at Northern

​NSU art facilities are undergoing a $1.4 million renovation; see the exciting changes HERE. The descriptions below will be updated as renovation progresses.


Currently, the NSU art department offers students a wide range of equipment and lab space for studying and exploring the world of art and graphic design. You will find everything from welders to web servers, easels to digital cameras!


2D Studio
Located in Spafford Hall, the 2D studios feature spacious lab areas for design, drawing, painting and printmaking. Also located in this lab space are semi-private studio spaces for junior or senior level students.


3D Studio
Located in Spafford Hall, the 3D studios feature lab areas for ceramics, metal foundry, stone carving, welding area, woodworking and oversized doors/access to ground level.


Art Education
Located in Dacotah Hall, the art education facility at NSU offers spacious and well-equipped classrooms.


Digital Media Lab
Located in Spafford Hall, the new Mac G5 Lab features scanners, printers, graphic software, digital photography and video production equipment.