Contact/Visit Us

Dance and Theatre Prospective Student Meetings and Tours:

On-Campus Appointments
Tours of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are offered most weekdays, Monday through Friday at 10am, by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, email Susan Miller at Please include the prospective student’s full name, email address, phone number, date(s) of interest, and interest in BA in Theatre or BA in Dance.

"My Maryland Information Sessions" for prospective undergraduates and "Terrapin Tours" of the UMD campus and are offered most weekdays through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For details, call 1-800-422-5867 or consult the Visiting UMD webpage.

Visits to Local High Schools
If you are a high school dance director in the MD/DC/NoVA area, you may request a visit to your school by contacting Susan Miller at

The University of Maryland can be reached by air (Washington Dulles, Baltimore Washington International, and Reagan Washington National), train (Metrorail, MARC, Amtrak), and automobile. Once in the Washington area, College Park is easily accessible by Metro and Shuttle-UM will take you to the campus. For driving directions to the campus call 301.314.MAPS. Visits to the Campus can also be arranged through the Visitor's Center.

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1610
PHONE: 301.405.6676
FAX: 301.314.9599


Program News

Last month, TDPS welcomed back Drew Barker (MA Theatre and Performance Studies ’13) as the new Performing Arts Librarian at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL).

On Friday, February 10 we celebrated Randy Lord and Steve Fessler’s generous gift to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS).

Congratulations to Dance students Gabriella Di Giuseppe (BA), Gabrielle Welsh (BA), and Shawn Stone (MFA) on receiving Dorothy Madden grants to support their attendance at dance intensives over the winter break.