Sam Houston State University is accepting applications from talented dance artists for its dynamic MFA in Dance program.

Where: Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, Texas, USA

When: Fall 2019

Deadline for applications: February 8, 2019

The Master of Fine Arts program in the Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University is a dynamic, challenging education that integrates creativity, performance, and scholarly pursuits. In addition to an intensive studio experience with substantive choreographic and performance opportunities, the MFA program offers exposure to philosophical, theoretical, and research orientations to dance as an art form. Courses in Composition, Dance Theory/Research, Production, Dance Technology, Pedagogy, and Laban Movement Analysis broaden the scope of study.

The MFA is a 60 credit terminal degree in dance taking three years of residency in the Department of Dance. For qualifying applicants with extensive professional experience it is possible to complete the degree in 4-5 semesters. The degree culminates in a creative thesis project designed by the candidate that expands the student’s area of interest through specified research and creative investigation.

The Department of Dance also offers a returning professional track that allows artists who have substantial experience in the field to return to school on an accelerated time table to assist them with the next step in their professional careers. This program is supportive of candidates who are interested in shifting the focus of their dance career – such as from performing to teaching. Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified candidates.

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Contact details
Dionne Noble,
Graduate Advisor
Department of Dance
Sam Houston State University

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