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.
VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre is pleased to welcome audiences back to live performances for the first time since February 2020 with the powerful and poignant musical "Fun Home," running Sept. 23-26.
Creating has always been a passion of independent film writer, producer and actor Paul Petersen ’09. By staying true to this passion, working hard and adapting to change, Petersen has made a name for himself in the indie industry.
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