Develop your creativity through writing, reading and performing with English, Communication & Performing Arts courses at NDSCS.
This department provides advising for a variety of Liberal Arts programs. Click here for a complete list of Liberal Arts transfer options.
The Department of English, Communication & Performing Arts is committed to helping you develop skills in:
- Critical Thinking
These skills provide an excellent foundation for success in future careers or in pursuing advanced degrees.
The department is also committed to fostering and promoting faculty development to advance content knowledge and broaden our understanding of teaching and learning.
Performing Arts Courses
If you’re interested in the arts while attending NDSCS, the Performing Arts Department offers instrumental, vocal and theater opportunities. Click here if you are interested in learning about extra curricular performing arts opportunities.
Concert Choir - The NDSCS Concert Choir performs a variety of literature from all eras and is open to all college students. The choir rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private voice. The choir presents concerts on campus, tours regionally each December, and tours nationally every other year.
Concert Band - The Concert Band performs a variety of band literature and is open to all college students. The band rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private lessons. The band presents concerts on campus, participates at homecoming, and tours nationally every other year.
Wildcat Singers - The NDSCS Wildcat Singers are an auditioned group of concert choir singers that sing popular music. The Singers perform regionally each month and visit school districts throughout the state. The group rehearses twice a week, learns dance routines, and is accompanied by a rhythm section.
Wildcat Jazz Band - The NDSCS Wildcat Jazz Band is an auditioned group of concert band students that performs jazz standards and contemporary pieces. The Band performs regionally each month and visits school districts throughout the state. The group rehearses twice a week and students have opportunities to explore jazz methods and improvisation.
Theater - NDSCS offers two classes in drama and presents a production each semester that is open to the public. There are many opportunities for students to participate on and off stage in various roles. Drama students may also attend professional productions as part as their education.
Private Lessons - NDSCS offers private instruction in voice, piano, all band instruments, and bass guitar. Students will attend weekly lessons and are expected to complete a jury/recital at the end of each semester.