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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.


  • USD students dressed in their costumes on stage for Men on Boats
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents a larger-than-life retelling of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Grand Canyon expedition with Jaclyn Backhaus’ "Men on Boats." Inspired by the famous accounts of the journey, this play recasts the hi...
  • 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."