At the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), a renowned school of performing arts housed within a leading Big Ten university, your experience will be as multifaceted as you are.
SMTD offers an unparalleled synergy of scholarship, artistry, and comprehensive education in performance, liberal arts, research, and pedagogy. In addition to Performance and Music Education, SMTD offers outstanding programs in:
Performing Arts Technology
SMTD is revolutionizing the way performing arts students prepare for their future. Opportunities include:
Study one-on-one with our highly skilled, dedicated teachers and world-class artists at the top of their field in a conservatory-style setting. With more than 155 full-time faculty members, you are guaranteed individualized mentorship.
Lay the groundwork for your future with SMTD’s EXCEL Lab, our career planning and entrepreneurship center that offers mentorship, coursework, and funding tailored to the performing arts to help students take the next step in their professional development.
Perform concerts with a large ensemble at the historic Hill Auditorium or take center stage at our Arthur Miller Theatre, the only theatre in the world to bear the author’s name. SMTD puts on more than 900 performance events each year, from solo and chamber music recitals to large choir, band, orchestra, and jazz ensemble concerts, and from early music to electronic music.
Collaborate with other musicians, dancers, actors, directors, choreographers, and more to bring world-renowned pieces to life – or an idea of your own.
Expand your studies to pursue coursework or a dual major in U-M’s top programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, and more. There are over 100 different majors and minors each available to Michigan students.
Explore the classic college experience at a Big Ten university and join an expansive alumni network of over 630,000 living alums.