By pursuing a major in Communication Studies & Theatre (Theatre Specialization), students gain experience in acting, directing, design/technical production, arts management, and movement for the stage. During the academic year, students have the opportunity to participate in four Mainstage shows either on stage or behind the scenes. Additionally, each summer Prairie Repertory Theatre, provides students with an intensive hands-on experience while producing four diverse productions.
The Mission of the Theatre Department at South Dakota State University is to provide a broad based liberal arts education in Theatre through hands-on involvement that encourages creative and personal growth artistically, personally, and socially. In addition, we serve as cultural and artistic resource for the University, Community, State, and Region.