Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is designed to prepare students for a variety of career options. Please visit the Dance Section of the General Catalog online for detailed information on degree programs and courses.

The MFA degree program concentrates on choreography and/or performance. Applicants whose credentials reflect exceptional ability and potential in choreography and/or performance, along with the ability to be self-motivated as working artists while fulfilling artistic objectives, are welcomed. Admission is based on an interview, audition, review of videotaped performance and choreographic work, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate transcripts. The MFA degree program is designed to be completed in two to three years, depending upon the candidate’s course and assistantship load. For more information, please visit the Graduate College.

The MFA in dance requires a minimum of 60 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is designed to be completed in four to six semesters in residence. Applicants select the choreography or the performance track before they are admitted.

MFA Degree Checklist for Performance

MFA Degree Checklist for Choreography

For more information on the MFA, application procedures, and audition dates, please contact:

Jennifer Kayle
Co-Director, Graduate Program
E114 Halsey Hall