Master of Arts in Dance
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
36 semester credit hours, including hours for thesis or professional project/paper.
|Graduate Level Technique (Level III or IV, or approved substitution.)|
|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|
|DNCE 5023||Methods of Research in Dance||3|
|DNCE 5223||Historical and Cultural Study of Dance||3|
|DNCE 5243||Pedagogical Foundations for Dance||3|
|DNCE 5433||Contemporary Contexts of Dance||3|
|Professional Project/Paper or Thesis|
|Select 6 credit hours from the following options:||6|
|Independent Study (Professional Project)|
|Electives in Consultation with Advisor||11|
Comprehensive Final Examination
An oral defense of the thesis or professional project/paper is required.
Special Requirements for all Master’s Degrees
Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses applied to the degree. A grade of C or below in any course will not count toward the Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree.
Residence Requirement for Student Taking Educational Electives
The M.A. with electives in education is a two year cohort program of students beginning in even number academic years. The program requires two summer intensives and two weekend residencies in the Fall and Spring semesters during the two-years of coursework. Students must be continually enrolled, follow the prescribed sequence of courses, and attend all on-campus residencies and meetings. Contact the Department of Dance for the dates of summer intensives and residencies.
It is recommended that students complete a Professional Project/Paper.