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.


  • Eleanor Carle and Tyler Peters, USD theatre students, in the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre is pleased to offer the family-friendly musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." This stage adaptation is based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and the beloved Disney film.
  • Ebrin Stanley, USD alum, joins Hamilton Cast

    Congratulations to Ebrin Stanley '17, who will take the stage in Chicago playing the roles of Hercules Mulligan/James Madison in "Hamilton: An American Musical."