Tour & Explore

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is a highly selective professional school encompassing programs in music, dance, theatre, and musical theatre on a beautiful campus set in the culturally rich, quintessential college town of Ann Arbor.

We have one of America’s most sustainable communities, with art and culture everywhere — theatre, music, literature, lectures, and Big Ten intercollegiate athletics.

We look forward to talking with you about the range of our programs, our outstanding faculty, and the vast resources and opportunities available through the greater University of Michigan community.

Visit SMTD On-Campus or Online

Visiting the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in-person or virtually is the best way to learn about our programs, see our talented students and faculty in action, and explore our vibrant and beautiful campus! Please be aware that sessions may not be available on audition days, major holidays, during SMTD orientation sessions, or during the university winter break.

On-Campus Tours & Information Sessions

Please read through this section before proceeding to the registration link further down the page.

We now offer two separate tour types to increase the accessibility of our facilities to prospective students! Prospective students will only be given the specific tour they have registered for upon arrival or offered a self-guided tour upon request. Please ensure that you select the tour that aligns with your area(s) of interest.

In addition to the below tour timing, all summer tours (May 20 through August 16, 2024) will include a 45-minute live information session led by SMTD staff, and academic-year tours (January 22 through May 13, 2024) will include a recorded information session sent via email.

Please note that parts of the tour will take place outside, so we strongly encourage you to check the local weather forecast and dress accordingly.

Tour Schedule

All available tour dates can be found on the registration page.

Prospective graduate students are welcome to attend our on-campus tours, but the content is primarily focused on undergraduates. If you are interested in a graduate program, you can also email [email protected] for information on setting up an appointment with an admissions counselor.


Tour Policies

  • Depending on tour group and facility capacities, walk-in registrations may be accommodated on previously scheduled tours only. It is highly recommended that visitors register ahead of time as important information is sent to prospective students upon registration. Walk-ins who arrive after the tour start time, or walk-ins to fully booked tours may be given a self-guided tour.
  • Questions about accessibility accommodations in order to fully participate in a tour of the SMTD should be sent to [email protected].

Self-Guided Tours

If you’ve already made travel plans and a tour isn’t offered on the day of your visit, we’d encourage you to go on a self-guided tour of our campus and facilities! A self-guided tour still allows you to walk around inside buildings and get a feel for life at SMTD. Please stop by the Office of Admissions, in room 2290 of the E.V. Moore Building, or contact us at [email protected] or 734-764-0593 to request your self-guided tour materials.

Self-guided tours are subject to building access hours. The E.V. Moore Building and the Walgreen Drama Center are regularly open to the public between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Sunday. The Dance Building is regularly open to the public between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Additionally, the SMTD observes all U-M Holiday and Season Days. The Brehm Technology Suite is accessible via MCard only, and Performing Arts Technology prospective students are highly encouraged to attend a Performing Arts Technology Prospective Student Tour.

Central Campus Tours

If you would like to take an in-person tour of central campus, please sign up on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

In addition to scheduling a tour and information session, be sure to check out the Arts at Michigan for a wealth of information about U-M museums, galleries, libraries, and nature areas.

Learn more about how why Ann Arbor, Michigan is consistently ranked one of the nation’s best college towns. See our Travel Information for lodging and getting around town while you’re here.

Webinar & Virtual Tours

Our webinars include an information session led by an SMTD Admissions staff member. This session will cover the programs offered by SMTD, the application and audition/interview process, student life, and answer any other questions you may have. Sessions generally last 45 minutes to one hour and are scheduled approximately one month in advance (e.g. January webinars are added to the calendar in December).

Prospective graduate students are welcome to attend, but the content is primarily focused on undergraduates. If you are interested in a graduate program you can also email [email protected] for information on setting up an appointment with an admissions counselor.

Virtual Tours

The SMTD YouTube page currently hosts a virtual tour that will walk you through some of our spaces in the Earl V. Moore Building and the Walgreen Drama Center.

Additionally, the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a virtual tour of the U-M campus and a Virtual Resources page which includes virtual tours, virtual info sessions, YouTube videos, student answers to FAQs, and student vlogs. Although not SMTD-specific, they can be a great way to familiarize yourself with U-M as a whole.

Faculty Meetings, Sample Lessons & Studio Class Visits

Our extraordinary faculty includes performers active on the international stage; highly experienced former members of symphony orchestras, opera houses, and dance and theatre companies; prize-winning composers; and renowned scholars in theory and musicology.

Many faculty members welcome the opportunity to visit with prospective students and many are available for private lessons. Please contact our faculty members directly, as they schedule their own appointments and have unique policies for visits, lesson fees, etc.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests, the Musical Theatre faculty are not able to meet with prospective students. Please contact SMTD Admissions to inquire further about the program.

Questions, Changes, Cancellations

If you have questions about the scheduling process or if you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact the SMTD Admissions Office at 734.764.0593 or [email protected].

School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Office of Admissions
2290 Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2085

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