A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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With so many opportunities to create, compete and innovate – on campus, in the city, across the nation and abroad – it’s no surprise that Gallaudet is a stepping stone for playwrights, dancers, artists and actors in our community.
At Gallaudet, art and innovation are found everywhere you look. Develop your skills as a dynamic leader, a powerful communicator, and a creative thinker. Collaborate with other aspiring artists, performers, and innovators while receiving unparalleled professional training and an empowering education.
Gallaudet is the world’s most prominent center for deaf and visual performing arts. On top of that, we have student-led clubs and organizations that allow students to express their creativity.
We are the proud alma mater of many talented performers, with Gallaudet students and alumni having starred in film and TV productions such aslike “Switched at Birth,” “Glee” and “Fargo”, even including the Broadway production of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and more.
One of Washington, D.C’s largest studios can be found at Gallaudet University. With the support of deaf professional creative talent, a top-notch 60′ x 40′ production facility plus plenty of equipment and software options. All ready for your next video, film and photography project.
Bison TV is a student media organization under Student Body Government at Gallaudet University. Students get the opportunity to run the organization in a variety of positions in order to gain experience and understanding of the work in media and technology.
BisonTV entertains the Gallaudet University community with short skits, latest sports updates, news reports, advertisements, and TV shows. At Bison TV, the videos and media produced is dedicated to informing our community of events and happenings on campus, and to share creative and artistic ideas.
Gain international credentials,grow personally and professionally, and study with artists and scholars in the world’s most prominent center for deaf and visual performing arts.
Show off your talents and flex your creative muscles with stunning set design, costumes, choreography and production quality carried out in a bilingual workspace.
Our professional company-in-residence, which recently earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for “A Commedia Christmas Carol,” often brings on emerging Gallaudet talent in their professional productions.
Our on-campus gallery features student and visiting art exhibitions, plus faculty art shows, showcasing the creativity of Gallaudet students, alumni, and professors in art, photography, design and digital media.
Are you more of a modern arts enthusiast or a student of the classics? Ballet or hip hop? Shakespeare or improv? When it comes to choices, you’ll never run out of options when you attend Galaudet and live in the D.C. area. Art is everywhere!
A space where creative literature meets digital technology to create immersive learning experiences, with projects exploring bilingual interfaces through visual narratives for a learning experience.
Started in 2009, the Motion Lab has undertaken initiatives such as Literacy Development for Deaf Children, Interactive Learning Experiences, and Signing Avatars & 3D Landscapes
In 2016, Pigmental Studios announced a new headquarters at Gallaudet University’s campus near the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station in Northeast. Pigmental has partnered with the university to offer courses on campus and internships opportunities for Gallaudet students.
The company produces animated content for film, television, commercials, gaming, and online. They have also worked with major studios such as Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar, among others.
Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities, tools and guidance to create new and exciting ventures.
A brand new venture launched in August of 2020, Gallaudet’s debate team cultivates critical thinking, fosters tolerance for differing opinions and points of view, and polishes public speaking skills.
Hosted by the Gallaudet University Youth Programs, the Academic Bowl League is an intramural trivia competition for college students. Veterans can relive their high school Academic Bowl days, and new players can get to be a part of the fun.
Held at every NAD Conference, Gallaudet University students competes biennially against other top colleges and universities serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Our College Bowl players have become lawyers, scientists, teachers and important advocates of the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Is storytelling your jam? Do you have a passion for poetry? Gallaudet’s poetry slams offer students the chance to share their creative talents via American Sign Language (ASL) with a wider audience. The stage is yours, so have fun and break a leg!
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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