School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) is a leading center of performing arts education in southeast Michigan, offering outstanding educational and performance opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and community members. SMTD students learn and grow as musicians, actors, dancers, designers, arts educators and researchers in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Due to renovations of Varner Hall, many of our music and theatre classes will be held at Oakland University West Campus (OWC) during the fall and winter semesters. For more information about OWC, please


School of Music, Theatre and Dance
Turn your passion into creative and professional expertise
18 degree programs
Major or minor in Music, Theatre or Dance
Endless performance opportunities
Talent-based scholarships available
在dividualized attention
World-class faculty
Masterclasses and workshops with professional guests
Artists in residence: Regina Carter, Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Take Root

Go Black!
Go Gold!
Study abroad, in Greece, Ghana, in Germany
Go Fight!
Professional internships and real world work opportunities
Student organizations
Once in a lifetime opportunities
Perform at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, in international competitions, Oakland University Brass Band in England, and live on stage
Oakland Chorale performs with the Rolling Stones
the spotlight awaits

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