The University of New Mexico

36 months
967 USD/credit
286 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in Dance at The University of New Mexico is a three-year terminal degree that serves a select population of emerging artists pursuing a future in professional performance, choreography, and teaching.


Program Overview

The Dance degree at The University of New Mexico requires choreography of at least two works per year and the creation and presentation of a full evening’s work supported by a written dissertation in the final year. Opportunities for graduate students to teach in the dance program are available for qualified students, which includes mentoring by graduate faculty. Graduate assistantships are available that provide scholarship and stipends.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Performance Theory
  • Critical Issues in the Performing Arts
  • Creative Investigations I
  • Flamenco Choreography
  • Choreography II
  • Creative Investigations II
  • Dance Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements
  • To enter the program, the student should have completed an undergraduate major in theatre or dance or have taken a minimum of 24 hours in Theatre and/or Dance, including History, Criticism, Dramatic Literature, Directing, Playwriting, Choreography, Technical Theatre and Performance. However, students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines are eligible for admittance. Contact the Department for information.
  • The student applying for admission should obtain a Self-Managed Application from the Office of Admissions

Other application materials required by the department:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic/scholarly writing sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    286 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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