Prospective Students

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. Please note: Prospective Student tours will not be available August 19-September 6 due to the start of Fall semester.

To schedule a prospective student visit, please contact Susan Miller at with your name, contact information, program of interest, and possible appointment dates. It is best to schedule a visit at least one week in advance.

Interested in visiting the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies? Discover TDPS Day will be held on Columbus Day weekend 2019! Observe our classes and rehearsals, tour our beautiful spaces at The Clarice, and ask our current students your questions about life as a Theatre or Dance major at a panel discussion. Find out more.

Discover the passion we have for our scholarship & craft

Students in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies have opportunities to experiment, explore and experience – challenging themselves to reach beyond the boundaries.

Some factors that make our program a standout:

  • Residence in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a multi-million dollar, dual-purpose, state-of-the-art facility, which also houses the School of Music and Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Our diverse student body and opportunities to collaborate within and outside the School
  • The atmosphere of a small college within the setting of a large research-one university
  • Location in one of the nation's fastest growing arts regions and national epicenter for research

Take a look at our TDPS Brochure, the Arts and Humanities TDPS Page and the Career Center’s Page on Why Dance?

How to Apply: Click here to learn more about applying to the University of Maryland.