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.      


  • Shakespeare

    This year's production features The Comedy of Errors June 8-11 in Prentis Park in Vermillion.  The USD Department of Theatre partners with The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival and their mission to increase awareness of the arts in South Dakota and the surrounding area through engaging performances.

  • Design Technology

    Visit and apply! View requirements for admission and schedule a campus visit.

  • Show dates for next season can be found at http://www.usd.edu/fine-arts/theatre/current-and-upcoming-productions