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.


  • 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."

  • USD Theatre presents Into the Woods
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre continues its 2018-2019 season with the classic musical comedy ‘Into the Woods,’ written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Take a trip to Once Upon a Time—when Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rap...
  • MEET THE CAST - INTO THE WOODS Jackson Whitaker is junior musical theatre major from Seattle, Washington. Previously on stage, he has been seen in Love's Labour's Lost at USD and in Richard III with South Dakota Shakespeare Festival. Jackson had an amazing experience workin...