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.

 **RESCHEDULED** Audition Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00am

Applications Due: Monday, January 2, 2017 for Fall 2017 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

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).