NSU students seen through a video camera lens in front of a green screen in the new Moving Imagery Lab

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A brand new Moving Imagery Lab has opened on the Northern State University campus that will allow for new academic offerings and expanded filmmaking capabilities at Northern.

Northern’s School of Fine Arts showed off the new NSU Moving Imagery Lab, located in Dacotah Hall room 209, with an open house on March 24.

The open house invited regional government officials, area educators and media representatives to view the new lab and learn about the opportunities it will provide.

“We had a wonderful turnout and were able to forge some new connections with Central High School and a few other Aberdeen community members,” said Jason Knowles, Assistant Professor of Art/Digital Media.

The event also included the first public screening of Northern’s 4-Points Film Project Director's Cut of “The Final Thread,” which will be submitted to other festival competitions soon.

The NSU Moving Imagery Lab serves as a film/TV studio, including a green screen that allows students to use virtual backgrounds in television shows and various visual effects in short films.

Currently, the lab is used by Art students to collaborate with peers from various majors, including Studio Art and Theatre, as well as Sport Marketing and Administration. The lab has also been home to productions of the Wolves Pregame show that is live-streamed prior to every home football and basketball game as well as a space for several Business students to record pitch videos for entries in the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision competition.

It will also be used for a new emphasis Northern is adding this fall to its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media program. An emphasis in Film/Broadcast/Interactive Media, or FBI, will be offered beginning fall 2023.

“NSU’s new Moving Imagery Lab will be transformational in its impact to NSU’s students and outreach to the entire state,” said Dr. Kenneth Boulton, Dean of the NSU School of Fine Arts.

To learn more about studying fine arts at Northern, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.