MFA in Dance: Design and Production (D&P)

The MFA in Dance: Design and Production 

 A 60-unit plan of study emphasizing four areas: Design, Production, Digital Media, and Theoretical Studies. In addition, the student will choose an emphasis in one area. Candidates are expected to complete a thesis project that embodies the chosen emphasis and a written thesis/project report that documents the process and the final product.

Required Courses for the MFA in Dance: Design and Production: 60 units

Design (18 Units)

Lighting I                 (Perfa 310) 2 Units

Lighting II                (Perfa 311)  2 Units

Lighting III               (Perfa 312)  2 Units

Costume Design     (Perfa 320) 3 Units

Scenery I                 (Perfa 330) 3 Units

Scenery II                (Perfa 331)  2 Units

Sound I                    (Perfa 350) 3 Units

Independent Study (Perfa 397)  1 Unit

Production (18 Units)

Dance Stage Management         (Perfa 340) 3 Units

Dance Production Management (Perfa 341)  3 Units

Producing                                    (Perfa 342) 3 Units

Production Practicum                  (Perfa 394) 3 Units/ 3 times 

 

 

 

 

Digital Media (6 Units)

Vectorworks  (Perfa 360) 3 units

Digital Dance (Perfa 361) 3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theoretical Studies (9 units)

Design Methodologies          (Perfa 300) 3 Units

Seminar in Phenomenology  (Perfa 380) 3 Units

Dance and Social Justice      (Perfa 382) 3 Units

Electives (Required 3 Units)

Dance & Performance Studies (Perfa 381) 3 Units

Critical Dance Pedagogy          (Perfa 383) 3 Units

Thesis (Required 6 units)

Thesis (Perfa 398) 3 Units/2 times