Entertainment Industries & Technology Learning Opportunities

  • The School of Entertainment Industries and Technology embraces a collaborative, student-centered environment focusing on practical experience with faculty mentors. You will choose the path you want to pursue in the entertainment industry with opportunities to focus your time and talent in the activities and venues that will advance you toward your specific career goals.

  • You will employ the latest music recording technology within three professional production facilities while participating in the student-led production company. This group gives you record label and event production experience across many disciplines by helping artists realize their vision from start to finish. Not an audio engineer? No problem! Every company needs a creative, business, marketing and management team to make it all go. Over the past 30 years, thousands of music recordings, sound designs and film scores, voice overs and commercials have been produced by students like you.

    You have the opportunity to perform in pit orchestras and/or on stage as featured performers (through collaboration with our Musical Theater program) as part of our University Theatre Series or our summer theater company, the Straw Hat Players.

    Your courses allow you to be an integral part of the event culture on campus. Opportunities include the Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series, concerts, recitals and more. Each year, hundreds of live production opportunities are available.

    Fargo-Moorhead is a regional center for entertainment, and because MSUM enjoys a sterling reputation for its excellence in production and service, faculty and students are frequently asked to assist with these events. Some examples include assisting with performances at the Fargodome or Bluestem Center for the Arts, or behind-the-scenes technical support for events such as the Minnesota gubernatorial debates.

    Do you like sports broadcasting and live sporting events? So do we! We are production partners with Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM, which produces live sporting events, including TV and radio broadcast commentary. Students who have worked for Dragon Athletics have seen their work on ESPN E-60, NCAA.com, The Forum, In-Forum, and Fox Sports North.

    Dragon Entertainment Group is a student-run programming organization that focuses on sponsoring events and bringing in national artists that promote diversity, unity, involvement, positivity, campus pride, self-awareness and fun. Additionally, the School of Entertainment Industries & Technology helps many student organizations produce the finest multi-cultural showcases anywhere.

    Our alumni advisory board members work professionally at all levels in the entertainment industry on the local, national and world stage. They are proud Dragon alumni and/or supporters of the great work of the School of Entertainment Industries and Technology, who guide our hand in how we prepare you for a career in this vibrant industry. They also eagerly help students by providing internships, guidance and networking opportunities.