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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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Welcome from Department Chair Peter Kilian

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the NSU Department of Art & Theatre! We are proud of our long tradition of educating and training K-12 art teachers, digital graphic artists, stage performers and fine artists.


Our degree program in Musical Theatre is regionally and nationally recognized for high-caliber stage productions. All degree programs offered by the art department are recognized and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) the nation’s foremost accrediting body for the visual arts. Here, you will find diverse and challenging degree programs designed to meet the needs of today – and tomorrow.

Our nationally recognized faculty of artists, theatre professionals and scholars are highly trained and experienced in their respective disciplines. Further, they “practice what they teach”, applying their considerable skills and talents to the workplace. We look forward to the opportunity to study, share, and work and grow with you.

Our beautiful campus environment is convenient and secure, and our classrooms and studio labs are furnished with modern technology and equipment. Small class sizes and a vibrant community of student artists, designers and performers foster an environment for real learning, growth and success. Perhaps most important, the art and theatre faculty are truly passionate about their art and craft - and equally so about their students' progress and achievement.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about us. If you have questions, or if I can be of further service, do not hesitate to contact me.




Peter Kilian, Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Art & Theatre


The NSU Art Department – Be You, Be Us, Be Northern!