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 student Kylie Groves on stage for the play "The Story of Susanna."
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents the regional premiere of "The Story of Susanna" by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. Inspired by the character from the biblical apocrypha, this play examines gender expectations, sexuality and the cy...
  • 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."