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Would you like to advance your knowledge of new media practices and dance? In this program, you examine and explore the interconnections between movement and digital arts, through interdisciplinary coursework and research in both the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.
The MFA program in dance with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance builds on the strength of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and expands into the specific area of new media practices.
The concentration provides a select group of graduate students a rigorous, in-depth opportunity to specialize in dance as well as transdisciplinary digital arts. The degree is normally accomplished within three years of residency. The interdisciplinary classes and research activities of the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media and Engineering that are part of this concentration give students access to advanced media equipment, studios, project funding and interdisciplinary collaborators.
The program welcomes a diversity of students, including returning professionals, who have experience or interest in choreography, dance science and somatics, dance teaching praxis, dance and technology, community engagement, practices of equity and inclusion, professional partnerships, and dance scholarship and theory. The Master of Fine Arts program in dance seeks students whose approaches are interdisciplinary, cross-cultural in nature, and who are self-motivated, able to have clear and demonstrated objectives, and are willing to explore new possibilities in the field of dance and beyond. Students are encouraged to develop their potential as creators, performers, teachers, thinkers, and art advocates. Frequent showings, a final Master of Fine Arts project, a written document and oral defense are required for degree completion.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.
All applicants should thoroughly review the application materials and deadlines on this website: https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/admissions/dance/graduate-steps-to-apply.