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.


  • Shakespeare

    The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' directed by Madeline Sayet. Enjoy Shakespeare's beloved comedy filled with love, laughter, magic and transformation at Prentis Park in Vermillion June 6-8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 4 p.m.

  • 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."