The Department of Dance offers a two-year program of specialized training for candidates who have strong ability and interest in pursuing dance at the graduate level. Choreography and performance are the focus of the program with additional work in production, study of history and literature of dance, and scientific principles applied to the teaching and performance of dance. All M.F.A. students are also teaching fellows and teach the equivalent of three studio courses at the undergraduate level each year.
To count toward the degree, all work must earn a grade of at least B-minus, but the degree will not be awarded to a student who has no grade above this minimum. The thesis requires a public presentation of original choreography along with supporting production elements and a paper in support of the work.
Interested students may consult the Department of Dance:
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: (413) 585-3232