Case Western Reserve University

24 months
46524 USD/year
46524 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Dance program of Case Western Reserve University, available with emphasis areas in choreography, performance, pedagogy, and complementary courses in dance science, is a terminal pre-professional degree.


Candidacy for the MFA program requires an undergraduate degree with (ideally) a major in dance, equivalent training and experience, or demonstrable potential for work at the MFA level. In addition, each candidate must provide evidence of technical skill and creative ability. Participation as a part-time student is not recommended.

At the end of each semester in residence, the student’s skill and creative ability are evaluated in light of his or her work in the department. Only students who have clearly demonstrated growth and excellence are permitted to remain in the program. The award of the MFA degree is contingent upon the student’s academic progress and upon the faculty's assessment that the candidate possesses the potential to work in the field of dance on a professional level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rehearsal, Performance and Production
  • Dance Production Resources
  • Choreography and Music
  • Advanced Modern Dance Technique
  • Choreography and Theatrical Elements
  • Kinesiology for Dance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose/Objectives
  • CV and/or Resume
  • DVD or commonly available electronic media of choreography and performance. Performance video can include participation in a technique class or stage performance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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