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Dance - Choreography, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , NC,
Our 60-hour Master of Fine Arts program is in many ways a centerpiece of the School of Dance. Students in the program develop and clarify their choreographic voices and deepen their understandings of dance making as a personal, aesthetic, cultural, and social process and product through guided investigations of choreographic methods and practices in coaching and performing movement. 

About

The MFA is normally completed over three years and culminates in a project designed and carried out by the student with the support of faculty. While we don’t restrict applications, we prefer students with personal and artistic experiences that extend beyond an undergraduate degree in dance. The MFA is a terminal degree commonly held by studio teaching faculty at the university level.Our students work with faculty members who are active artists and scholars, and who mentor student engagement in the dance professions, as well as guiding their work in the department. We offer an exceptionally strong mentorship program in teaching, including the teaching of dance technique, choreography and performance, dance appreciation and history, and the theories and practices of dance teaching in public education. We prepare students for lifelong learning in dance, to integrate practice and critical investigation, and to engage in dance as a means of understanding and of enacting positive change in themselves and their communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choreographies and Choreographers 
  • Dance Studies I: Theories and Methods
  • Dance Studies II: Research Projects 
  • Administration of Dance
  • Movement for Dance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately-evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools.
  • Satisfactory academic standing as an undergraduate or in a post-baccalaureate program: “B” (3.0 GPA) average or better.
  • Approval of the academic department in which the graduate student will major. (Assumes an undergraduate major appropriate to the proposed graduate study.)
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination 
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21734 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21734 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    8016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8016 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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