Harvard emphasizes and offers a liberal arts-based curriculum, rather than a conservatory-style program. Students can take a variety of courses in a range of fields in addition to TDM courses. TDM provides opportunities to learn from faculty and visiting lecturers, as well as work with professionals through the TDM Productions. TDM also has a close partnership with the American Repertory Theater, with A.R.T. faculty teaching a number of TDM courses and advising students.