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.
To schedule a prospective student visit, please contact Susan Miller at smille13@umd.edu 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.

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.

 

Faculty

Program News

Congratulations to Dance major Emily Ames on receiving a Maryland Summer Scholars Award from the UMD College of Arts & Humanities!

It is with enormous pleasure that we share the appointment of a new Assistant Professor of Dance, Crystal U. Davis to the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, beginning in the fall of 2017.

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).