Scholarships and Awards

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships (CAPA)

A small number of Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships (equivalent to in-state tuition) are awarded each year for gifted and talented freshman/transfer Dance Majors. Applicants must be enrolling for the first time on this campus. Auditions are held each winter for the following academic year.

Audition Date: Monday, December 18th, 2017, 11:00AM

Applications Due: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 for Fall 2018 Applicants

CAPA awards may also, on occasion, be made to students currently in the program.

**Please note that an audition is not required to declare Dance as your major, and your participation in the audition does not guarantee admission to the University of Maryland. The UMD Admissions Office will contact students with official admission decisions by the dates indicated on the Admissions website.**

For More Information and Online Application: Visit this page


TDPS Scholarship Award Funds

When financial circumstances allow, the School provides additional scholarships and other educational opportunities for current dance and theatre students. These are merit-based awards granted to dedicated majors based on the strength of their application.




Program News

University of Maryland (UMD) alumni John Ford ‘64 and Sandra Poster ‘64 met during their undergraduate years in the UMD Theatre program, then known as Speech & Dramatic Arts. They went on to build careers in speech and communications, and they are longtime patrons of the arts.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies welcomes three artists-in-residence in Dance for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is seeking an Artist-in-Residence in Dance to teach in the graduate dance (MFA) program and the undergraduate dance major at UMD TDPS.