Arts and literature

Haute Dish

Published two times a year during the Fall and Spring semesters, Haute Dish is dedicated to showcasing the literary and artistic talent of the students of Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Both Spring and Fall issues now accept submissions from currently enrolled students, alumni, staff and faculty of Metropolitan State. The Haute Dish staff and editorial teams are comprised of current Metropolitan State students from the Communication, Writing and the Arts department and are open to students from any other department as well. Discover your creative side! Haute Dish is a production of Metropolitan State and is made possible in part by student activity fees.

The Metropolitan

The student newspaper of Metropolitan State since 1992. The Metropolitan encourages student involvement. For more information on how to get involved, please email us.

Metro Theatre Underground

The student organization, Metro Theater Underground can help you to meet other students who are interested in theater and may be working on individual projects. Theater Underground will also help you to get the news first regarding special trips to theaters around town or other opportunities at Metropolitan State.

Gordon Parks Gallery

The Gordon Parks Gallery ascribes to a multi-faceted mission: to support the arts curriculum and cultural activities of Metropolitan State and to preserve the legacy of the 20th century multi-media artist Gordon Parks. As an academic venue, the gallery is committed to providing educational opportunities for adult learners through internships, student exhibitions and related programming. As a civic venue, the gallery is dedicated to exposing Minnesotans to the life and work of Gordon Parks through youth and community outreach programs. Gordon Parks Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of various subjects, media, forms and content by diverse artists, including emerging and established artists of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Film Space

Film Space is a state of the art digital cinema theater intended for use by independent filmmakers, film festivals, community groups, students, academics, nonprofits and others. We support a broad diversity of cinematic visions, voices and stories.

The feedback from audience members about Film Space is an enthusiastic thumbs-up. A steep rake provides perfect sight lines and comfortable viewing in our 320 seat theater. The DCI compliant, 2K, Christie digital projector uses Series 2 DLP Cinema technology. It produces a bright luxurious image on our industry-leading 27' x 15' Harkness Perlux 180+ high gain motion picture screen. The Dolby Digital 7.1 sound system and acoustic design delivers crystal clear dialog, delicate high frequencies and heart-pounding bass.

The creation of Film Space was funded in part through a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.