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 three 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 and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, is focused on professional actor training for classical theatre.

All of our faculty are professionally active and share their expertise with students and alumni, regardless of major.


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Upcoming Theatre Events

February 2017


  • Saturday, February 25, 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017Sacred Heart Hall, Room Studio Theatre 5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110

March 2017


  • Saturday, February 25, 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017Sacred Heart Hall, Room Studio Theatre 5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 // 7 p.m.Sacred Heart Hall, Room Studio Theatre 5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017Sunday, March 26, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.Camino Hall, Room The Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre 5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110

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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.

Multiple Theatres

USD has several theatres, which allows you to work in different types of settings. This experience is attractive to employers.