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Master of Fine Arts in Dance

Forms & Deadlines

January 8
Application fee ($60) January 8
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 8
Letters of recommendation January 8
Long paper, preferably in the proposed field of study January 8
Résumé and personal statement January 8
January 8
January 14
Application fee ($60) January 14
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 14
TOEFL or IELTS scores (GRE if from English-speaking country) January 14
Letters of recommendation January 14
Long paper January 14
January 14
January 14

Information About Admission

For questions about admission, please call or write:

Graduate and Special Programs
College Hall 103
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 letters of recommendation
  • 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 at Smith College and meet the faculty

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 2018-19

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before award)
(16 or more credits per semester)
$52,120
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,630
Health insurance estimate* (coverage beginning August 15) $2,400

*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.