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 and Production 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 program formally begins every year in June Term with a four week, in-person intensive at Saint Mary's campus. The Fall term follows with synchronous online courses offered on Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm PST and/or once a month on Saturdays from 11am-2pm PST. The January Term intensive begins on SMC's campus during the first two weeks of January and is followed by two weeks of asynchronous classes online. Spring Semester then follows the same model as Fall. This schedule is repeated for the second year and culminates with a final, in-person June Term thesis presentation. For more information please contact the Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Collin Skeen, at to schedule a one on one meeting and/or a campus visit.

We are currently accepting applications to begin our program in January Term 2023, Spring 2023, and June Term 2023. Scholarships are available. Apply Today!