USD is home to the state's only College of Fine Arts. This affords faculty, students and community members with a unique offering of art, music and theatre. The university boasts three art galleries and outstanding facilities, as well as various performances, concerts, festivals and camps.

Our faculty reach out to the region, nation and world through their research and scholarship in current fields of study and innovative developments. Faculty involve students in their creative scholarship and research when there is potential for student learning and growth.

The National Music Museum resides on the USD campus and is one of the greatest institutions of its kind in the world. Its renowned collections, which include more than 15,000 American, European and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.

Key research strengths and facilities include: