Scholarships and Awards

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships (CAPA)

Equivalent to full in-state tuition and mandatory fees, Theatre awards CAPAs to outstanding undergraduate majors for academic excellence and exceptional performance or design/production skills. For qualifying students, these scholarships may be renewed up to eight semesters. Scholarships are awarded to fall incoming Theatre majors at the Scholarship Audition Day held in the previous spring semester. All students who have applied to The University of Maryland as a declared Theatre may participate.

Click here for the Theatre Scholarship Auditions Instruction Sheet and Application Form.

Theatre 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

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 everyone in the TDPS family—faculty, students, and alumni—who was nominated for a 2017 Helen Hayes Award! We are doing extraordinary work in the DC theatre scene!