Inspiring students by challenging them to achieve excellence.

The College of Fine Arts prepares students for life-long engagement with local and global communities through education in Art, Music, or Theatre. Our dedicated faculty inspire students by challenging them to strive for excellence in creative scholarship and research.

With state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding 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 state's first College of Fine Arts, we bring together a highly qualified faculty to provide each student opportunities for personal artistic growth. We offer the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in art and theatre, and the B.M. and M.M. degrees in music. Here you will find the fit for your interests and the career path for your success.


  • Art Callout
    The Department of Art attracts talented young visual artists who make a difference in the art world.
  • The Sound
    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:Art Education

Field experiences, internships, and student teaching built upon the numerous studio opportunities offered in the Department of Art. This degree is cooperatively offered between the Department of Art and the School of Education, so students will develop competencies in specific studio areas and in professional education.

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