MFA in Dance

Thank you for visiting the Master of Fine Arts in Dance Program at Saint Mary's College

We offer two sperate degrees: Creative Practice and Design & Productions for Dance.  Both programs take approximately 2 years to complete with cohorts begining each year in June. Prospective students can apply and begin at the start of any term, however this may vary the timing it takes to complete the program. Each degree requires 60 units of course work. In addition, we also offer 5 different certificate programs. 

The MFA in Dance uses a year-round academic calendar that favors working adults and highly motivated professionals seeking to sustain their portfolio as they develop their professional careers, with a low-residency program by scheduling the majority of the practical/performance courses during the January and June intensives. Our cohorts begin every year in June with a 4-week in person intensive at Saint Mary's campus. The Fall term follows with synchronus online courses offered either every Monday or every other Monday 4:30-6:30pm pst. and/or once a month on a Saturdays 11am-2pm pst . Again, we meet in person at Saint Mary's Collge Campus during the first two weeks of the January intensive term. The following two weeks of the term are completed asynchronusly online. Spring term follow the same model as the Fall term. For more information please contact the Program Coordinator, Alyssa Plummer, at afp5@stmarys-ca.edu to schedule a one on one meeting and/or a campus visit.

We are currently accepting applications to begin our program in Fall 2021 & Summer 2022. Scholarships are available.  Apply Today!