Master's in Fine Art Degree (60 credits)
The intent of the MFA degree is to provide advanced training that will enable the graduate to enter a profession emphasizing ballet or modern dance concert performance and related activities. This degree requires a thesis concert involving original choreography and is documented in both written and video/DVD format. The 60 credit plan includes required theory and studio courses as well as elective and thesis credits.
Required Theory Courses:
Required Studio Courses:
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MFA DANCE Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MFA Plan A degree students should have gained, developed and refined essential knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to successfully reach the following learning outcomes:
1. Kinesthetic proficiency and conceptual understanding of various kinds of dance from diverse geographic regions;
2. Effective oral and written communication skills that demonstrate critical thinking ability and understanding of dance concepts and related topics;
3. Ability to critically evaluate sources and clearly differentiate between one’s ideas and the ideas of others;
4. Knowledge of the meanings, practice, theory, history and production of dance; the ability to apply, respond, reference, relate and synthesize that knowledge; the ability to draw on this knowledge and prior experience in new settings/contexts;
5. Familiarity with dance styles from diverse geographic regions;
6. Development of choreographic skills and a personal style that demonstrate original works, knowledge of compositional techniques, choreographic range and effective conceptualization and conveyance of intent;
7. Ability to define individual goals and choose appropriate pathways to achieve those goals.