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14 MA Programs in Dance 2024



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MA Programs in Dance

A Master of Arts, or MA, is a type of master’s degree that students earn after completing a postgraduate program. These programs may require an additional year of two of schooling and may or may not require a thesis or exam before the degree is awarded. The MA typically focuses on humanities subjects as opposed to practical sciences.

Whether the program focuses on dance performance, the anthropology of dance or the use of this art in a global perspective, there are some common threads. What is an MA in Dance? This program develops a highly creative environment where students are supported and pushed to stretch their limits. Some topics may include entrepreneurial skills, production, choreography, dramaturgy, historical and critical analysis, dance theory, costume design, techniques and the use of digital media. Course work may involve written papers, collaboration with students and professionals, seminars, and workshops.

Students benefit from a hands-on program with plenty of opportunities to develop and strengthen their use of creativity with skill. As students work through thesis projects and collaborative projects, they have access to talented faculty members and artists from the community. At graduation, students should have built up a useable portfolio and a supportive network with designers, artists and other professionals.

The costs associated with attendance in these programs can vary a great deal, especially as programs are available in a number of schools that lie across international borders. For accurate information regarding tuition and fees, contact the schools individually.

Graduates may go on to become performers, teachers, costume or set designers, choreographers, program coordinators, researchers and performance organizers. Graduates may choose to continue with further postgraduate work or might move directly into one of many competitive job positions. The need for talented and well-rounded professionals in this industry is constantly growing. Those who complete the program will find that they are uniquely qualified for leadership positions throughout their careers.

There are many opportunities waiting for you! Learn more about this exciting industry as you review the schools in the program listing. Fill out lead forms for the schools that are most interesting to you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.