The Performing Arts Program at UDM is concerned with stimulating artistic expression by articulate, dynamic and creative people. The program is designed to prepare students to enter the profession as performers, stage managers, directors, or educators. A conservatory-style approach in the classroom ensures that student’s receive personal guidance provided by faculty and carefully chosen artistic associates. Emphasis on small class size enhances the student’s potential for rapid development. Students have opportunities to further develop their skills as they participate in all aspects of production with The Theatre Company.
The UDM Theatre Company maintained by faculty and students has a wide reputation for artistic excellence, bringing positive media coverage and audiences to the campus from the entire metropolitan area. As a cognate tot eh performing Arts Program, The Theatre Company at UDM provides students with an apprenticeship inspired method of working with professional actors and directors from the larger artistic community found in the Detroit area.