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Dancing, Drawing or Debating? Pursue your passions.
Gallaudet is a creative hotspot for local writers, dancers, artists and actors.
Gallaudet is the world’s most prominent center for deaf and visual performing arts. We have student-led clubs and organizations that provide a space for you to freely and creatively express yourself.
Our film, theater, and dance programs are well-renowned and have produced alumni that have gone on to star in film and TV productions such as “Switched at Birth,” “Glee,” “Fargo,” the Broadway production of Deaf West’s “Spring Awakening,” and more.
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.
Master your craft as a part of the world’s most prominent center for deaf and visual performing arts. Whether you’re a fan of the spotlight or shine behind the scenes, the B.A. in Theater Arts Program is the perfect opportunity for you to show off your talents, flex your creative muscles, and prepare for a career in the professional theater industry.
Explore student, visitor, and faculty art shows at Gallaudet’s very own Washburn Arts Center. From painting and photography to design and digital media–Here, we’re dedicated to showcasing the creativity of our students, alumni, and instructors.
Let the spirit move you – literally! The Gallaudet Dance Company is a campus staple. It never fails to lift up the community with a performance at major events on and off-campus.
Held at every NAD Conference, you can compete against other top colleges and universities in the College Academic Bowl.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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