Studying Off Campus
Because theatre is, in part, a study of the world we live in, our students are encouraged to explore Augustana’s study abroad opportunities and other off-campus study programs. The length of study can range from a month to a semester to an academic year.
In addition, our students regularly travel to theater centers and festivals around the country, from New York to the Twin Cities to the American College Theater Festival. Faculty sometimes lead international trips during spring break, the January interim term or the summer break.
Sioux Falls itself is a major cultural center for South Dakota, and we have strong relationships with area theaters like the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota and the Bare Bodkins Theatre. The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science downtown draws national touring productions from Broadway and has an active educational exchange with Augustana. Company members receive discounted opportunities for professional memberships, professional headshots, and specialty classes, as well as opportunities to direct professionally for local community playhouses and area high schools.
Students have also participated as interns or company members with:
- The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn.
- The Black Hills Playhouse, South Dakota
- Dakota Players, South Dakota
- Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA), Sioux Falls
- The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
- The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra