Jumpstart Your Career
Prepare yourself for entry into a professional theatre as a specialist in performance.
Helping students master the craft of acting through proven performance techniques.
We prepare our students for professional acting careers, while fostering personal and creative growth. As a theatre major, you can specialize in a variety of disciplines, including acting. Through coursework and extracurricular activities, you'll discover opportunities to:
- Analyze and prepare a role for performance
- Acquire dialects common in professional theatre, including British RP, West Coast Irish, Cockney, Queens/Long Island and American Southern
- Improve movement skills and expressivity through focused work on centering, releasing and developing new tools for characterization
- Experience stage combat
- Explore psychophysical, improvisation and mask techniques
Our graduates have starred in the following national performances.
|The Book of Mormon|
|HBO's Boardwalk Empire|
Cody Strand chose USD because "I knew what they do there was good stuff and I could learn what I needed to learn."