California State University Long Beach

9 months
3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Dance program at California State University Long Beach was created to serve dance educators who are currently teaching primarily in secondary and community college venues.


The curriculum is designed to broaden and strengthen your dance knowledge and skills ranging from technique and composition to dance history and dance production. No other higher education institution in California offers such an emphasis at the Master of Arts level.

The programme

This Dance degree at California State University Long Beach elevates an undergraduate teaching credential to graduate status, usually commanding a pay increase for dance educators. Because the students in this program are teaching during the academic year, coursework is completed in three consecutive, intensive summer sessions of study. Nine to twelve units are earned each summer, totaling 31 units.

Programme Structure

You Will Learn

  • Technique Laboratory (three summers)
  • Composition (two summers)
  • Special Topics
  • Advanced Design for Costuming
  • Dance Science
  • Seminar in Dance
  • Advanced Design for Lighting
  • Seminar in Dance History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 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

Official test score (GMAT or GRE) that was sent to you by the testing agency

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Requires at least a 2.75 GPA.   

Work experience

  • Minimum of three years experience teaching dance in a high school with a secondary teaching credential, or minimum of three years part-time or full-time experience teaching dance in a community college 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    3588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.


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.

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California State University Long Beach