Inspiring students by challenging them to achieve excellence. 

With state-of-the-art facilities and faculty comprised of dedicated teachers and working professionals, the College of Fine Arts combines high educational standards with extraordinary opportunities for real-world experience.

As the only college offering the B.F.A., M.F.A., Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees in the state of South Dakota, you will undoubtedly find something that's a fit for your interests!


  • Theatre
    USD Theatre is not only regarded as the best theatre program in the state, but in the entire region.
  • The Sound of USD
    The Sound of USD Marching Band is the heartbeat of USD. The band includes a variety of musical genres that is sure to have what you're looking for.
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    USD has everything you need to become successful. Start your future here!

Featured Program:Music Education

Prepare yourself to be a music educator for today, and tomorrow. The Music Education B.F.A. is dedicated to teaching students strategies to be diverse learners and mold the brilliant minds of the future.

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