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Dance, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NM,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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