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Prospective Students

Undergraduate

B.A. dance
B.A. theatre
Minor in arts leadership

For more information about our undergraduate programs, please contact coordinator of student services and academic advisor Susan Miller at smille13@umd.edu or director of undergraduate studies Jennifer Barclay at jbarclay@umd.edu.  

Graduate

M.F.A. dance
M.F.A. design
M.A. theatre and performance studies
Ph.D. theatre and performance studies

For more information about our graduate programs, please contact coordinator of graduate services Crystal Gaston at cgaston@umd.edu or director of graduate studies Daniel Conway at dconway1@umd.edu.  

Visit us

Undergraduate:

  • Tours of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice) are offered most weekdays, Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., by appointment. Please note: Prospective student tours will not be available during the first two weeks of the fall semester.
  • To schedule a prospective student visit, please contact undergraduate academic advisor 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.
  • Interested in visiting the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies? Discover TDPS Day is held each year over Columbus Day weekend. 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.

On-campus appointments:

Please join us on this virtual tour of the University School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies featuring our state-of-the-art facilities and highlighting, including rehearsal studios, performance spaces, and design labs.

Tours of the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are offered by appointment to prospective students and their guests. To set up a tour, please email Susan Miller at smille13@umd.edu.

Information Sessions and Tours of the UMD campus are offered to prospective students through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For details, call 1.800.422.5867 or consult the Visiting UMD page.

Discover TDPS Day

Held in the fall semester, usually in October, Discover TDPS Day for prospective students to see what being a student here is like. Observe our classes and rehearsals, tour our beautiful spaces at The Clarice and ask our current students and faculty your questions about life as a dance or theatre major at a panel discussion.

TDPS Admitted Student Open House

Held in the spring semester for admitted students to see what being a student here is like. Prospective students preparing for a future application cycle are also welcome.

Attend a Performance

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents more than a hundred free and ticketed events every year at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. You can experience the performance in-person or attend virtually from the comfort of your home. Explore UMD TDPS events and performances at theclarice.umd.edu.

Graduate:

To schedule a visit, please contact coordinator of graduate services Crystal Gaston at cgaston@umd.edu with your name, contact information, program of interest and possible visit date(s).