Temple University

48 months
1423 USD/credit
1423 USD/credit
1068 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in Dance in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University is designed for dance students and artists who seek a deeper understanding of dance as a performing art and mode of inquiry. 


Program Overview

Through the Dance interdisciplinary curriculum at Temple University, you’ll advance your artistic practice while interacting with cultural, political and social perspectives of dance. Graduates pursue careers in artistic direction and choreography, as well as dance administration, advocacy, entrepreneurship, research, writing and teaching in higher education.  

You’ll acquire holistic knowledge of multiple perspectives in the field, engage with the evolving aesthetics and pedagogies of professional dance practices, and research your personal artistic qualities and style. 

The curriculum is offered on a full-time or part-time basis, and it is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. Coursework enables you to:

  • challenge your artistic viewpoints and directions;
  • create, interpret, and present dance works;
  • participate fully in choreographic research and production; and
  • refine your critical thinking skills in relation to current discourses in dance.

All students create a final master’s presentation of choreographic research, as well as a written thesis that documents and reflects on their research process and final work. You’ll work closely with a primary concert advisor and committee, made up of internationally known artists and scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Environments I: Dance Production
  • Educational Inquiry in Dance
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Research Methods in Dance
  • The Creative Process and the Dance Symbol
  • Corporeal Improvisation
  • Movement Theater Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 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

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1068 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1068 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.


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