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 of singing women from theatre presentation Little Women.
    VERMILLION, S.D. –  The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is pleased to offer a delightful and poignant musical to kick off the holiday season. “Little Women” is a 21st century adaptation of a classic American novel, a story that has entranced readers of all a...
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    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.

  • Alex Newcomb-Weiland is playing Meg March in "Little Women" which opens tomorrow! Alex is a Junior Musical Theatre major from Sioux Falls, SD. Her recent roles include: Bella in "Green Violin," Mary in "Jesus Christ Superstar," and Anna in "Baltimore Waltz." She loves her be...