Programs Overview

Our four innovative degree programs are devoted to academic and artistic excellence, diversity, freedom of expression, activism, and social transformation through the arts. Admission Guidelines for Fall 2021, including audition information, will be published here by September 15, 2020.

B.A. in Dance

B.A. in Dance

We integrate composition, training, and improvisation, while challenging students to locate dance culturally, politically, and historically.

B.A. in World Arts and Cultures

B.A. in World Arts and Cultures

We emphasize studies in arts activism, visual cultures, and critical ethnographies. Theory and practice emerge from culturally diverse artistic expressions.

M.F.A. in Choreographic Inquiry

M.F.A. in Choreographic Inquiry

We promote adventurous choreographic experimentation while engaging with global discourses around the body and performance.

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

We foreground interdisciplinary research that builds on and contributes to theories of corporeality, performance, visuality, and culture.

All students are encouraged to complement the required set of core and elective departmental courses with others offered across campus, such as courses from ethnic and area studies programs, and may organize their course of study in relation to particular interests or professional goals (e.g., international comparative studies, intercultural studies, education, area specializations such as Africa, Asia, or Latin America, minority discourse, gender studies, etc).

Undergraduates and graduates make careers in community non-profits and activist groups, government arts agencies, museums, and arts foundations. Potential careers for Ph.D. and M.F.A. graduates also include positions in research universities and colleges. M.F.A. graduates are active as choreographers/performers in their own companies or with other professional organizations. All students can also excel in other fields including technology and the arts, videography, documentary work, public service, education, theatrical/events production, performing arts, urban planning, law, environmental activism, public health, and more.

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