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.      


  • MUD USD theatre production

    A rarely-seen gem of a drama will be presented March 16-19 in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

  • Theatre Design Technology

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

  • Even when we're not performing in the Knutson or Arena theaters there is still plenty of opportunities to catch live theatre around Vermillion. This week the Student Theatre Co-Op is presenting "Cinderella Waltz" at Old Main on the USD campus. The Student Theatre Co-Op is a...