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MFA Dance

The Dance degree offered by the University of Arizona provides an opportunity to increase knowledge, broaden understanding, and develop research and artistic capability.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

A fundamental purpose of the Dance degree offered by the University of Arizona is to encourage each graduate student to demonstrate outstanding standards of scholarship and to produce high-quality original research and creative work.

The diverse graduate population provides a sense of community in which students can learn from various perspectives. In addition, the close alliance between the graduate and undergraduate students provides an opportunity for graduate students to choreograph on and perform with some of the top undergraduate dance students in the country. The triple-track program allows the graduate student to explore and gain experience, skills, and

School of Dance

Propelled by the work of award winning teachers and choreographers, UA Dance is a diverse program that includes training in ballet, modern and jazz combined with a liberal arts education. The UA Dance Ensemble has performed in the Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, in China and Germany, and has toured Ecuador, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Scotland and the Netherlands. Specializing in preparing students for professional performance and teaching careers, UA Dance offers BFA and MFA degree programs. (NASD accredited.)

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

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  • The graduate curriculum in dance allows the student to focus on teaching, research, choreography or performance for dance. It also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary studies with other arts, humanities and sciences in support of the student’s development as a scholar, teacher and artist.
  • The M.F.A. degree has two emphasis areas that allow for intensive focus in performance or choreography. The program facilitates and nurtures dance artists in their area of emphasis while offering a comprehensive graduate education in dance. The M.F.A. degree is 60 units requiring 2-3 years of residency at the University of Arizona. The curriculum includes core courses and dance technique as well as courses in theory and pedagogy.

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