Excelling as the premier professional theatre training program built upon a liberal arts foundation.

Our program offers the only bachelor of fine arts in the state and is dedicated to taking talented individuals and helping them realize their artistic dreams. We prepare students for professions in acting, musical theatre, design technology and many more. Students will be equipped with the talent and tools necessary for immediate professional work, graduate studies or instruction.


  • Photo from previous South Dakota Shakespeare Festival.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival will present their first history play, “Richard III,” June 7-10, in Vermillion’s Prentis Park.
  • Shakespeare photo

    You'll have additional opportunities to learn and grow your experience through partnerships with the Department of Theatre. These outside opportunities open doors for internships and employment.

  • Some congratulations are in order from last night’s #KCACTF5AT50 opening ceremony!!! Congratulations to Jonathan Allender-Zivic for his lighting design commendation for Green Violin Spencer Walker for his scenic design commendation for Mud Victor Shonk for his scenic desig...