Known For Excellence
With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.
Nationally Accredited. USD has the only College of Fine Arts in the state offering master's degrees with full accreditation through NASAD, NASM and NAST.
Our partnerships with the National Music Museum, University Art Galleries and Black Hills Playhouse give students unmatched experiences.
Departments & Facilities
Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education.
Whether you are interested in a career in acting, musical theatre, design technology or a related field, the real-world experiences and connections you find in the Department of Theatre will help you get there.
Chase Your Dream Career
Leading artists, artisans and technicians serve as guest artists for USD’s Department of Theatre. From Tony Award-winning choreographers to master puppeteers to cutting-edge automation, we celebrate the amazing wealth of knowledge our fellow artists from across the country and around the world bring to Vermillion and our students.