Each summer, the Dance program departs from a traditional educational format by proposing instead the manifestation of temporary schools that create and enliven experimental pedagogies. Through international residencies, workshops, and symposia, the The University of the Arts MFA fosters critical conversations about the meanings, purposes, and potentialities of Dance and performance in contemporary society.
Both rigorous and intensive, our approach relies on situational pedagogies and the gathering of relational communities.
The program moves against conventional thinking about academic learning environments utilizing the University of the Arts School of Dance’s long standing relationships to and connections with world recognized artists, scholars and cultural institutions.
With the challenge to examine the role of Dance and dance making in the community at large, the Study Group component of the program is built on the assumption that new practices are still in the making, and that the students will work alongside faculty mentors & community partners to create new methodologies.
- Individualized Body Practice
- Practice Lab
- History, Theory & Criticism
- Proseminar : Collaborative Practices
- Thesis Workshop
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Rolling basis admission.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Theatre & Dance View 317 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- A Completed Online Application Form
- Application Fee of $60
- Undergraduate Degree in Dance or Equivalent Experience
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Intent & Resume
- Personal Interview
In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants or those with foreign credentials must submit:
International46530 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 15 months.
National46530 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 15 months.
Living costs for Philadelphia
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.