Three Fields. 
​One Department. 

Theatre, Dance and Film.

No less than philosophy and science, these arts are forms of cognition, and every production or performance is simultaneously an act of research and an act of communication, a way of encountering, examining, and sharing with others the most confounding experiences we can know as human beings.

As a student taking courses in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film you will combine artistic practice with scholarly inquiry and be inspired and encouraged to engage simultaneously in craft and context, creativity and critical thinking. You may major in Theatre, Dance, or Film, while exploring the interdisciplinary links between these disciplines. 

As a department, we foster a healthy atmosphere of artistic inquiry, creative exploration, and intellectual rigor.  We are committed to understanding the social and historical roots from which contemporary work in dance, theatre, and film springs.

The faculty in TDF at Franklin & Marshall College invite you to join us!

Don't forget to check out our upcoming events.



The study of theatre at Franklin & Marshall College gives students the chance to embrace all aspects of the art in its role as a foundation of a liberal arts education.          

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The F&M Dance Curriculum integrates performance and theory. In technique, composition, and other studio-based courses, you will also read about, write on, and analyze dance. And, in dance theory, analysis, and history courses, you will move through your studies on the dance floor.

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Film and Media Studies

Movies involve every mode of expression, from movement to music, from narrative to news. No medium is better suited to the study of communication and self-expression. Movies are also a fascinating window into recent and contemporary cultures, revealing things about those cultures, from their “common knowledge” to their secret desires, attitudes,...

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2017 - 2018 TDF Events 

  • 2018 Spring Dance Concert Poster Image Credit: Office of Communications

Come back next fall for more events!

Spring Dance Concert                                                                                          (April 19 ~ 21, 2018)

Come back next fall for more events!

Tickets for any ticketed events can be purchased at the box-office. The link provided below.

Box Office

Visit the Box Office for Events Info and Tickets

For questions or comments please 
e-mail us at or call 717.358.4858. You can also purchase tickets online at the box office website.

Box Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursday after common hour) and one hour prior to each ticketed event.