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Thank you for visiting the online audition website for the Department of Theatre.

For prospective undergraduate students we offer the BFA in Theatre with specializations in Acting, Design/Technology, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Studies. For prospective graduate students we offer the MFA in Theatre with specializations in Design/Technology and Directing. We look forward to reviewing your materials and to communicating with you about your plans for your education and your vocational journey.  As the application and screening process unfolds, we will keep you updated about your status.

Please note that no notification of admittance or scholarship award can be made until you have also been admitted to the University of South Dakota. Please submit an application to the Admissions Office and complete an application for Financial Aid. Through that application process you will discover if you qualify for additional scholarships or financial aid. 

  • Prospective undergraduate students apply to USD here
  • Prospective graduate students apply on our website here.

Early application to the University enhances opportunities for scholarships and graduate assistantships. While it is recommended that students apply to the University and department early, we accept applications on a rolling basis, but give preference to submissions received prior to March 15.

To begin the process, select the program and specialization of interest. You will then be directed to a page where you can upload your pertinent information.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact:


For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

And if you would like to hear testimonials from our past students, please click here