Dance, M.F.A. in Dance

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 58

Program Code: M265

Thesis option

Required Courses
Introductory Course
DANC 5023Introduction to Graduate Study in Dance3
Dance Technique According to Major
Choose 12 hours in one of the following:12
Graduate Ballet Technique
Graduate Modern Dance Technique
Performing Dance Company According to Major
Choose 8 hours in one of the following:8
Advanced Ballet Company Class
Advanced Modern Dance Company Class
DANC 5713History of World Dance3
DANC 5743Dance History: Early Roots3
DANC 5753Dance History: Three Centuries of Development3
Core Courses
AMGT 5013Overview of Arts Management and Administration3
DANC 5322Advanced Dance Improvisation2
DANC 5613Graduate Choreography6
DANC 5813Advanced Teaching of Dance3
DANC 5913Graduate Project in Dance3
Choose 3 hours in graduate level or graduate credit course outside of the major3
Choose 3 hours from School of Dance electives or from other appropriate areas3
DANC 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
Total Credit Hours58

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.