MFA in Dance: Creative Practice (CP)

The MFA in Dance: Creative Practice

A 60-unit plan of study emphasizing four areas of focus: Choreography and Movement Courses, Theoretical Studies, Somatic Studies, and Design and Production for Dance. Candidates are expected to create a full-length evening work that embodies the choreographic voice of the individual and a written thesis/project report that documents the process and the final product.  The program offers a low-residency option.    

Required Courses (60 units)

Choreography and Movement Courses (14 Units)

Dance Technique (Perfa 375)  1 Unit/ 2 times

Choreography III  (Perfa 390) 3 Units

Choreography IV  (Perfa 391)  3 Units

Choreography V   (Perfa 392) 3 Units

Choreography VI  (Perfa 393) 3 Units

Theoretical Studies (11 Units)

Research Methods                (Perfa 370) 2 Units

Seminar in Phenomenology (Perfa 380) 3 Units

Dance and Social Justice     (Perfa 382) 3 Units

Critical Dance Pedagogy      (Perfa 383) 3 Units

Somatic Movement Studies (8 Units)

Somatic Movement Studies  (Perfa 377) 1 Unit

Somatic Movement Studies  (Perfa 378) 1 Unit

Somatic Movement Studies  (Perfa 379) 1 Unit

Somatic Movement Seminar (Perfa 384) 3 Units

Embodied Bartenieff             (Perfa 387) 2 Units

Design and Production for Dance (11 Units)

Design Methodologies (Perfa 300)  3 Units

Lighting Design I           (Perfa 310)  2 Units

Production Practicum    (Perfa 394) 3 Units/2 times

Electives (10 units required)

Dance Production Management  (Perfa 341) 3 Units

Producing                                     (Perfa 342) 3 Units

Dance and Performance Studies (Perfa 381)  3 Units

Laban                                           (Perfa 394)  3 Units

Independent Studies                   (Perfa 397) 1-3 Units 

Thesis (6 units)

Thesis (Perfa 398) 3 Units/2 times