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Department of Theatre and Dance

  • Five actors in performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."


The University of South Carolina is the only school in the state that offers an MFA in theatre, the highest degree possible in the fields of design and performance. Our annual season of Theatre South Carolina productions, which are an extension of classroom teaching, are public performances that will surprise and delight those who love classic and contemporary theatre.

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre. Earn your bachelor of arts or master of arts, master of arts in teaching theatre or master of fine arts in five unique concentrations including acting, costume design and technology, lighting design, scenic design and directing. 


Pursue an array of performance, design and direction undergraduate and graduate degrees. Whatever your field of specialization, know you'll experience an exciting path of both classroom and production-based learning that will launch your theatre career in the direction you choose.


Audition for one of our upcoming Theatre South Carolina productions. Any University of South Carolina student is invited to audition for a show, regardless of your major, and non-student roles also may be available for some productions as well.


Experience the drama and excitement of live theatre through the university's annual season of performances. Enjoy expansive classical productions as well as intimate experimental theatre from venues ranging from historic Longstreet Theatre to the Center for Performance Experiment.

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Tickets for most productions and season subscription packages are available online!

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