School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan
Dance students perform in MFA candidate Marsae Lynette's thesis project, Reconnecting Currents: Women of the Rivers, at the Detroit Yacht Club.


SMTD offers a unique educational experience that combines deep discipline-focused excellence with the breadth of offerings and resources afforded by a large, public research university. Our students hone their skills in the classroom, on the stage, and in the studio through personalized teaching and training, while pushing the bounds of the performing arts.

  • Performances & Events

    In every corner of the performing arts, you’ll find our graduates—from world-renowned ensembles to Broadway stages. Join our students on their journey at one of SMTD’s many performances and concerts.

  • Research & Collections

    SMTD’s interdisciplinary academic programs, research initiatives, and unparalleled collections put us at the forefront of performing arts scholarship.

  • Support SMTD

    Your generosity supports our exceptional students, world-class faculty, and groundbreaking programs and facilities.

  • Engagement Programs

    Our K-12, summer, and lifelong learning programs bring high-quality performing arts programming to our community.

  • News

    Catch up on the latest SMTD news to see the impact our talented community of students, faculty, and alumni is making in the performing arts world—and beyond.