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."

  • These Shining Lives at USD Theatre
    VERMILLION, SD -- The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents Melanie Marnich’s hauntingly beautiful play, “These Shining Lives.” Based on actual events and inspired by the actions of real women in the 1920s, this stylized play tells the largely forgotten...
  • MEET THE CAST AND CREW - THESE SHINING LIVES Alyeska Krull is a senior acting major and dance and business administration double minor from Soldotna, Alaska. She was last seen on stage in USD’s production of “Cabaret” as a Kit Kat Dancer and Celia in STC’s production of “Hu...