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-person 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 follows the same model as the Fall term. This schedule is repeated for the second year, and culminates in a final June term in-person thesis presentation.  For more information please contact the Program Coordinator, Alyssa Plummer, at to schedule a one on one meeting and/or a campus visit.

We are currently accepting applications to begin our program in Fall 2022 & January 2023. Scholarships are available.  Apply Today!