Master of Fine Arts, M.F.A.

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Master of Fine Arts in Dance Program

Our master of fine arts in dance degree program will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a professional in the competitive field of contemporary dance. As you develop, implement and expand your artistic vision and goals, you will have many opportunities to engage critically while exploring innovative formats, venues and creative processes as a choreographer, performer, researcher, writer and leader.

Degree Plan and Course Rotation

M.F.A. in Dance Degree Plan
Dance Course Rotation

Admission Requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*Admission to the M.F.A. in Dance

Program Contact 

Professor Jordan Fuchs
940-898-2769
jfuchs@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

December 15

It is recommended that International Students complete the graduate school application and submit required materials for review and processing at least 6 to 8 months before the deadline.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to dancerecruitment@twu.edu with the subject heading "(Full Name) - M.F.A. Application Materials":
    • Department of Dance Graduate Application Information Form
    • Resume of dance, educational, and artistic experience.
    • 300-500 word statement of interests and objectives which includes:
      • an indication of your professional goals;
      • previous artistic, academic, and career experience related to these goals; and
      • the importance of graduate study in the pursuit of your professional goals.
    • Writing sample (recommended) such as a research paper from an undergraduate or graduate dance theory course, description of workshops, publicity packet materials or other promotional materials.
    • YouTube, Vimeo, or website link to a video portfolio of artistic work including performance and choreography excerpts and at least one full-length work choreographed by the applicant. Include the password if password protected.
  3. Have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with your teaching, academic, and/or artistic work.  Recommenders must submit letters of recommendation as PDFs directly to dancerecruitment@twu.edu and should include the student name and "M.F.A. in Dance" in the subject line.
  4. Participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department of Dance Recruitment Coordinator to schedule an interview.
  5. All applicants must participate in a Dance Audition.

Applicants who choose to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position should review the Graduate Assistantships page and complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Expertise in Dance forms found on that page.

Graduate Auditions

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Page last updated 3:55 PM, July 18, 2019