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."

  • Students singing on stage for the production of Spring Awakening.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents the eight-time Tony Award ® winning musical “Spring Awakening.” This groundbreaking rock musical has been electrifying audiences since its 2006 premiere as it addresses the tumultuous transiti...
  • Please join us for our Spring Dance Showcase this April 28 at 7:30! Free will donations at the door! . . . . . . . . #springdanceshowcase2019 #usdtheatre #theatre #dance #love #art #beauty #play #theatrelife #design #theatredesign #vermillion #usd #goyotes #usdtheatrestuden...