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Graduate Program in Dance - MFA

MFA in Dance > Program Overview

| Program Overview | MFA Degree Requirements | Fields: Choreography and Dramaturgy | How to Apply |


Studio-intensive research in contemporary choreography and dance dramaturgy within diverse theatrical dance cultures and contexts.

The MFA in Dance provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in contemporary choreography and dance dramaturgy within diverse theatrical dance contexts.  This five-term program will develop the graduate student’s choreographic, dramaturgical and analytical roles in the creation and production of new choreography in its many manifestations as both personal statement and universal metaphor, taking into account the historical evolution of dance practice in the last century and the myriad contradictions inherent in choreography today.

One of the main objectives of this MFA program is to provide both emerging and mature dance artists with a much-needed opportunity to investigate deeply the elements of their craft and to situate their work in an historical/cultural context. Another objective is to prepare students to fill a range of different roles within the professional dance community as choreographers, dramaturges, performing artists, creative facilitators, administrators and archivists.

York’s MFA in Dance offers both the facilities and the faculty to provide students with a unique opportunity to research and develop their personal visions of contemporary dance. This innovative, interdisciplinary approach prepares students for work as creative collaborators, and gives York’s MFA in Dance a unique international signature.



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