Dance, Master

Dance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The Department of Theatre and Dance has trained actors, dancers, production artists, educators, and arts managers for more than 50 years. Our exceptional faculty, progressive curriculum and superb facilities meet the rigorous standards required for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and Dance (NASD) – distinctions that place us among the top programs in the country.

About

Theatre and Dance students design for and perform in six well-equipped theatres, including the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater; four dance studios; a 100-seat auditorium; a 2000-seat amphitheater; and the intimate L. Howard Fox Theatre. Our students graduate ready to work. Some join – or start – professional ensembles, while others launch solo careers as performers or choreographers. Some teach in schools, studios and colleges, while others become agents and arts managers.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics: Contemporary Dance Practices
  • Improvisation
  • Creative Practices I
  • Creative Practices II
  • Performance Perspectives
  • Research, Writing, and Publication
  • Dance and the Arts in the 20th Century
  • Danceaturgy: The Performer as Spectator
  • Dance Technology
  • Application of Digital Media
  • Survey of Pedagogical Perspectives
  • Laban Movement Analysis and its Applications
  • Business of Academia
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Thesis Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Please provide a personal statement which includes:

    • A description of your recent creative agenda and future project interest
    • Your reasons for pursuing an MFA in Dance
    • Your career goals
    • New areas of expertise you would like to pursue

In addition to your essay, please provide examples of your recent work in the form of a document which includes two components:

    • Excerpts from three recent dances representing work done within the past five years. The sample should be 10-15 minutes in length. Include links or URLs for each work with clarifying notes that include the title, choreographer (if other than yourself) and date of performance
    • A section which includes links to reviews and press materials

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20567 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20567 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12455 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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