• Uproot Aesthetics Class Presentation


    Theater, Dance & Media courses immerse students in the theory, history, and integrated practice of these performing arts

  • The Owl Answers Production Photo


    Professionals in the field guide students throughout their design, rehearsal, and learning processes

  • Young Joo Lee Workshop


    Workshops using new media technology provide students with key learning, transferable to the classroom and stage

  • Learn

    Students work directly with practicing artists in a professional setting

  • Farkas Hall


    Farkas Hall houses a state-of-the-art theater, a studio, seminar room, prop and electrical shops

Mission Statement

Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) combines the study of theater, dance, and media practices with the histories and theories of expressive and embodied culture. TDM’s mission responds to both the Report of the Task Force on the Arts’ demand “to make the arts an integral part of the cognitive life of the university,” as well as to the consistent appeal from students over many decades to have an interdisciplinary performing arts concentration. Drawing on the many resources already dedicated to the performing arts at the university, including the American Repertory Theater, the Harvard Theatre Collection of Houghton Library, the Office for the Arts, the Harvard Dance Center, the Harvard Music Department, and the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, this new concentration offers students the opportunity to investigate the myriad ways that live and digital arts have been used to convey the breadth of stories about the human experience.

Farkas Hall

Farkas Hall

Farkas Hall, the ancestral home of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and named in recognition of the generosity of alumnus Andrew L. Farkas ’82, is the home for the concentration in Theater, Dance & Media. This historic building on Holyoke Street houses a state-of-the-art theater, a studio and large seminar room, prop and electrical shops, production offices, and TDM concentration offices.

Virtual Tour of Farkas Hall