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MASTER of FINE ARTS DEGREE AT CSULB DANCE
APPLICATION & AUDITION DATES
Thank you for your interest in the MFA in Dance at CSULB.
Please check back in August 2015 for updated information about the MFA program.
MFA Degree Description and Philosophy
1. A completed CSULB graduate application with original undergraduate transcripts processed directly through CSUMentor, which will be processed by CSULB's Admissions Office of Enrollment Services.
2. International students must follow the specific requirements for international admissions listed in the CSULB General Catalog and online at www.ccpe.csulb.edu/international/
B. Required by the Department of Dance: Send items directly to Dr. Colleen Dunagan at the CSULB Department of Dance (address is given below)
This audition will include a ballet and modern technique class, a presentation of a 3-5 minute solo composition, and a personal interview with faculty.Top
Selection and Admission Process
Candidates admitted into this program will be selected on the following criteria:
Graduate Writing Assessment
The Department recognizes the following undergraduate courses (see below) as necessary preparation for graduate level study in dance. Applicants to the MFA program are expected (1) to have taken the prerequisite courses prior to entering the MFA program, and/or (2) to complete any missing prerequisites during the first year of study, and/or (3) to demonstrate competence by testing out of prerequisite courses. These undergraduate courses are often contained in an undergraduate BA or BFA in Dance. MFA Candidates may fulfill most prerequisite requirements while completing graduate courses; the Department regularly offers these courses. All prerequisite courses fulfilled at CSULB must be taken for a letter grade.
* Advanced ballet and modern technique
* Dance Composition and Improvisation (3 courses)
* Dance History (2 courses)
* Music for Dance
* Anatomy for dancers and/or Kinesiology
* Dance Notation or Laban Movement Analysis
* Lighting Design and Costume Design for Dance (2 courses)
Curriculum (60 units total)
12 units -- Technique:
DANC 512/510A Int/Advanced Modern Technique (2) [8 total units]
DANC 514/510B Int/Advanced Ballet Technique (2) [4 total units]
15-17 units -- Theory
DANC 597 Criticism and Analysis of Dance (3)
DANC 505 Dance Pedagogy (3)
DANC 605 Seminar in Dance (2)
DANC 565 Dance Science as Related to Teaching Technique (3)
DANC 693 Teaching Internship (1-3)
DANC 588 Seminar in Dance Management (2)
23 units -- Performance/Choreography/Production
DANC 520A,B,C,D Choreography (3) [12 total units]
DANC 580A,B, 585A,B Performance (1) [4 total units]
DANC 592 Special Topics: Production (1)
DANC 699 THESIS (6)
8-10 units -- Electives
Opportunities for Performance/Choreography
Graduate concerts are held in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater each semester. Graduate candidates have the opportunity to present their choreography during their second and third years of study. Candidates typically produce three choreographic works as their thesis project. In addition, the Department produces two faculty/guest artist concerts and one undergraduate concert each academic year. The Department annually participates in the American College Dance Festival Association's regional conferences and each semester hosts guest choreographers to restage or create works on student performers.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will explore, practice, and actualize the craft of making dances to communicate a declared intention.
Financial Aid information can be found here: www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/projects/grad/assistance
Information regarding costs of the program may be found here: www.csulb.edu/student-info/moneymatters.html
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