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Take Center Stage

Have a flair for acting, storytelling and capturing attention? Theatre is your perfect fit! Dakota Wesleyan is the only private university in the region to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Here you'll hone and display your talents as an actor, designer, director and technician. Student-directed productions are a key part of your experience, as are international travel opportunities.

Register to audition for a theatre scholarship

What can you do with a theatre degree?

With your B.F.A in theatre, you will be ready to take on any of these careers:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting/Sound Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Theatre Technology
  • Stage Combat

Theatre Courses

Take a look at courses you'll complete with topics such as:

  • Scene Design
  • Directing
  • History of Theatre and Drama
  • Acting
  • Stage Combat

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Field Study in Professional Theatre

In this class, you'll travel and attend professional theatre productions either in New York, the United Kingdom or another theatre-rich, history-rich region of the world. Along with these productions, you'll investigate the history of theatre and participate in workshops hosted by professional theatre companies or individuals.

Our Upcoming Productions

Check out our current season and see how you can get involved.


Take the stage here at DWU.

Our Favorite Productions

Browse the galleries of our most recent productions.

Get to Know Your Professors

Embrace learning the arts with our skilled professors! Our low student-to-faculty ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.

Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Chair of Theatre / Associate Professor of Theatre

Phone: (605) 995-2710