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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.


  • Eleanor Carle, Jaycie Foster and Lauren Dowell in the production of Men on Boats. They are dancing, holding hands in excited song.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – This year, the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre takes audiences from Ancient Rome to contemporary fantasy gaming worlds and everywhere in between. Due to COVID-19, all of productions will be made available on streaming platforms. Production...
  • 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."