Department of Theatre
USD offers undergraduate and graduate programs in theatre.
USD's Department of Theatre is committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for a fulfilling career – in theatre or elsewhere. We typically produce two shows each semester to entertain the USD and San Diego communities. Our undergraduate program frames theatre within the liberal arts environment as a holistic educational experience through integrated practical and theoretical study, while our nationally recognized graduate program, the Old Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Acting program, is focused on traditional Shakespearean theatre.
All of our faculty are professionally active and share their expertise with students and alumni, regardless of major.
Why Choose Theatre at USD?
Become a well-rounded theatre professional with broad-based theatre training in one or several of the following areas: performance, sceneography, theatrical production and performance studies at USD's undergraduate theatre program.
Diverse Theatre Exposure
Be exposed to more than one type of theatre to adding to their versatility and deepen your understanding of how theatre relates to greater societal contexts.
Research Beyond the Stage
Conduct critical research to expand your education and add weight to your experience.
Learn from Impressive Faculty
You'll work with working actors, directors, writers and other professionals who are approachable mentors that can provide guidance, industry connections and assistance throughout your career.
USD has several theatres, which allows you to work in different types of settings. This experience is attractive to employers.