Master of Arts in Dance

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

36 semester credit hours, including hours for thesis or professional project/paper.



Comprehensive Final Examination

Oral examination encompassing academic and artistic aspects of the program. May be repeated once at discretion of the committee.

Master of Arts in Dance Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Studio Work
Graduate Level Technique (Level III or IV, or approved substitution. One in each of four semesters)
Select 7 semester credit hours from the following:7
Advanced Ballet Technique I
Advanced Ballet Technique II
Techniques in Contemporary Dance I
Techniques in Contemporary Dance II
Workshop in Dance (Summer 1, recommended after first year)
DNCE 5023Methods of Research in Dance3
DNCE 5223Historical and Cultural Study of Dance3
DNCE 5243Pedagogical Foundations for Dance3
DNCE 5433Contemporary Contexts of Dance3
Professional Project/Paper or Thesis
Select 6 credit hours of the following options:6
Independent Study (Professional Project)
Professional Paper
Thesis (I)
Thesis (II)
Electives in Consultation with Advisor
Select one of the following options:11
11 semester credit hours with Professional Paper/ Project
11 semester credit hours with Thesis I & II
Total Semester Credit Hours36