Welcome to the Graduate Program in Dance information section. We offer a 60-credit, three-year, full-time MFA degree in Performance and Choreography for the Teaching Artist. The program is small (four students are accepted each year), and individualized. Auditions are required and admission is for Fall semester acceptance only. The degree process culminates in an original choreographed and performed thesis project and includes an off-campus internship with an arts organization, dance company, or research venue. Opportunities are available for K-12 teaching certification, and Certification in Laban Movement Studies (the CMA), is available, along with professional performance work in dance.
Application to the MFA program in Dance requires several steps:
Applications are due to the Graduate School by January 15. Admissions are for Fall term only.
Auditions for Fall 2013 will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Please complete all application materials and prior to the audition, send a dvd or link providing faculty with a 10 - 15 minute example of your work.
Send the DVD to:
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
or email the link(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
GRE is not required.
For potential graduate students who DO NOT have an UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR IN DANCE: You may still apply and audition; however, you may be required to take coursework at the undergraduate level in order to meet prerequisites for some graduate courses. (These courses are: Improvisation, Dance history, Modern Movement Analysis and Teaching Dance).
Karen Bradley is the Head of the Program, and you may contact her at email@example.com. The Graduate Coordinator is Stephanie Bergwall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.