Skip Navigation
A Culture of Care >> Read Smith’s plans for the spring 2022 semester.

Current Operating Mode: BLUE

Master of Fine Arts in Dance

January 13
Application fee ($60) January 13
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 13
Letters of recommendation January 13
Long paper, preferably in the proposed field of study January 13
Résumé and personal statement January 13
January 13
   
January 13
Application fee ($60) January 13
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 13
TOEFL or IELTS scores (GRE if from English-speaking country) January 13
Letters of recommendation January 13
Long paper January 13
January 13
January 13

Information About Admission

For questions about admission, please call or write:

Graduate and Special Programs
Seelye Hall 209
2 Seelye Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Email: gradstdy@smith.edu
Phone: 413-585-3053
Fax: 413-585-3054


Required Materials

  • Formal application
  • Application fee ($60)
  • Official transcripts of the undergraduate record
  • Three signed letters of recommendation sent from the writers to the mailing or email address above
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – applicable only to applicants from non-English-speaking countries
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – applicable only to international applicants from English-speaking countries, in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS
  • Long paper
  • Résumé
  • Statement of objectives
  • Dance application supplement
  • All M.F.A. Dance applicants must audition. Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 crisis, auditions/interviews for fall 2022 entrance into the M.F.A. program, expected to be held on campus on February 4, 2022, may be by invitation only or may be moved online. Please check back for more information.

Teaching Fellows

Unique to the Smith M.F.A. program is that all students are teaching fellows: all M.F.A. students teach the equivalent of three studio courses per year. Thus, we are interested in students who have some teaching experience or skill.

As teaching fellows, all M.F.A. students receive tuition waivers for all but one of the required graduate courses. Every fellow is also paid a monthly stipend.

M.F.A. Tuition & Fees 2021-22

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before award)
(16 or more credits per semester)
$55,830
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,740
Health insurance estimate* (coverage beginning August 15) $2,500

*This fee may be waived if you are a U.S. citizen with comparable health insurance that will cover you while in Massachusetts.

Financial Assistance

Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid website for financial aid deadlines and information and instructions on how to apply.

More Information

Interested students may consult the Smith College Department of Dance.