Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any one year, short-term, or graduate programs beyond undergraduate studies in Theater, Dance & Media?

At this time, Theater, Dance & Media does not offer any programs beyond undergraduate studies.

The A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University is graduate theater training at the award-winning American Repertory Theater (currently on hiatus). Please visit here for more information about the A.R.T. Institute.

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Are there opportunities to do musical theater in the concentration?

Absolutely! Many student productions are in musical theater, and the American Repertory Theater regularly stages musical theater productions (many of which go on to Broadway) offering students multiple opportunities for engagement. In addition, there are several courses each year in musical theater, including some offered by extraordinary visiting lecturers.

Can study abroad courses count for concentration?

Courses in theater, dance, and media offered at the Harvard Summer School may count for concentration credit with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). Courses approved for Harvard College study abroad credit by the Office of International Education will be considered for concentration credit in Theater, Dance & Media with the approval of the DUS. Students should confer with the DUS before leaving for their study abroad and present course syllabi and relevant written work upon return. 

Do you want to understand how the stage can change the way we understand ethnic, social, and national identities?

  • AFRAMER 120X African American Theater, Drama, and Performance
  • ENGLISH 162BB Broadway Bodies, or Representation on the Great White Way
  • FRENCH 226 How to Read Theater: History of Drama: Theories of Representation
  • GENED 1113 Race, Gender, and Performance
  • SPANSH 126 Performing Latinidad
  • TDM 149U Hip Hop Dance: Exploring the Groove and the Movement Beneath and Beyond the Beat
  • TDM 181K: Choreographies of Resistance

What do you think differentiates Harvard's TDM program from other programs at other institutions?

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 ...

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