Dance, MFA

The MFA in dance at ASU is a highly flexible program that enriches creative and embodied practices through an integrated curriculum, connecting intuitive, kinesthetic and intellectual experiences. ASU's School of Film, Dance and Theatre seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have clear and demonstrated objectives, and are willing to explore new possibilities in the field of dance. This program also recognizes and encourages individual strengths and professional experience. The School of Film, Dance and Theatre welcomes a diversity of applicants with interest in:


  • dance and art making
  • dance technologies
  • improvisation and real-time composing
  • transdisciplinarity and hybridity
  • performance
  • socially-engaged and community arts practices
  • sound design

Framing and Contextualizing:

  • dance and related histories
  • dance anthropology and ethnography
  • dance pedagogy
  • movement analysis and critical inquiry
  • musical methods
  • performance and cultural studies
  • philosophy of dance
  • educational and professional partnerships


  • contemporary ballet
  • postmodern contemporary dance
  • somatic practices
  • urban arts practices

Degree Offered

Dance, MFA
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Information about this program

Visit the School of Film, Dance and Theatre website for full details.