Master of Fine Arts in the Field of Dance

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

60 credits in required courses.

Required
TRDA 6200Portfolio I:Performance
TRDA 6201Personal Aesthetics I: The Body
TRDA 6202Contemporary Dance History and Criticism
TRDA 6203Portfolio II: Choreography/Creativity
TRDA 6204Personal Aesthetics II: The Environment
TRDA 6205Choreography
TRDA 6206Dance Pedagogy
TRDA 6207Portfolio III: Artistic Initiative
TRDA 6208New Media & Dance
TRDA 6209Cultural Communities of Dance
TRDA 6210Personal Aesthetics III: Integration
TRDA 6211Career Networks in Dance
TRDA 6296Research Project I
TRDA 6299Research Project II
Portfolio review
Up to 15 credits of accelerated placement for high-level work is possible through three portfolio review courses:
TRDA 6212Portfolio Review I: Performance (for TRDA 6200)
TRDA 6213Portfolio Review II: Choreography/Creativity (for TRDA 6203)
TRDA 6214Portfolio Review III: Artistic Initiatives (for TRDA 6207)

A committee consisting of dance faculty and an outside professional administer the portfolio review, using a strict assessment rubric to assist students with tracking their growth and placement level. Students who qualify for the full 5 credits for any or all of the portfolio review courses (TRDA 6212 Portfolio Review I: Performance, TRDA 6213 Portfolio Review II: Choreography/Creativity, and TRDA 6214 Portfolio Review III: Artistic Initiatives) are not required to take the corresponding portfolio course (TRDA 6200 Portfolio I:Performance, TRDA 6203 Portfolio II: Choreography/Creativity, and TRDA 6207 Portfolio III: Artistic Initiative); students who receive fewer than 5 credits in any review courses must enroll for the remaining credits in the portfolio course(s). Visit the department website for additional information.