Dance (Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Perform.), MFA
Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
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The MFA program in dance with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance builds on the School of Music, Dance, and Theatre strength. It expands into the specific area of new media practices.
The concentration provides a select group of graduate students a rigorous, in-depth opportunity to specialize in dance and transdisciplinary digital arts. The degree is normally accomplished within three years of residency. The interdisciplinary classes and research activities of the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media, and Engineering that are part of this concentration give students access to advanced media equipment, studios, project funding, and interdisciplinary collaborators.
The program welcomes students' diversity, including returning professionals who have experience or interest in choreography, dance science and somatics, dance teaching praxis, dance and technology, community engagement, equity and inclusion practices, professional partnerships, and dance scholarship and theory. The Master of Fine Arts program in dance seeks students whose approaches are interdisciplinary, cross-cultural in nature, and who are self-motivated, able to have clear and demonstrated objectives, and are willing to explore new possibilities in the field of dance and beyond. Students are encouraged to develop their potential as creators, performers, teachers, thinkers, and art advocates. Frequent showings, a final Master of Fine Arts project, a written document, and oral defence are required for degree completion.