Through the lens of movement and performance making, the Interdisciplinary Dance Performance (IDP) MFA program is envisioned to provide graduate opportunities for scholarly investigation in diverse disciplines that directly link to creative practice and performance making. The program is designed to create performance practitioners who understand the intellectual ramifications of their work and scholars who understand the practical applications of their theories. That is , the research in any given discipline will be source material for the creative work and creative work will illuminate and integrate research.
|DANC 6010||Movement Practice||1|
|DANC 6210||Sem I: Text & Movement Studies||3|
|DANC 6220||Sem II: Writing about Dance||3|
|DANC 6310||Creative Projects/Rehearsal||2|
|DANC 6410||Choreography & Media||3|
|DANC 6520||Teaching Practices||3|
|DANC 6820||Special Topics||3|
|DANC 6910||Independent Study||1-3|
|DANC 7900||Management / Portfolio||2|
|DANC 7990||MFA Thesis Project||6|
|Total Credit Hours||27-29|
Curriculum Timetable, Interdisciplinary Dance Performance (IDP) MFA, 3 years
- First Year: Creative Projects, Movement Practice, Seminar I and II, Laban Movement Studies, Interdisciplinary Courses, Work/Study in design shops, choreography for undergraduates, choreography for Young Performers/Split-Shift each semester.
- Second Year: Creative Projects, Movement Practice, Choreography and Media, Teaching Practices, Interdisciplinary Courses, Work/Study teaching undergraduates, choreography for undergraduates, choreography for Young Performers/Split-Shift each semester, thesis proposal at end of fall semester.
- Third Year: Creative Projects, Movement Practice, Interdisciplinary Course, Work/Study teaching undergraduates, Thesis prep and production including undergraduate students, written thesis, thesis defense, graduation.
Total – 58 minimum credits
Interdisciplinary courses to be coordinated with respective departments. Summary due at end of each semester for dance faculty outlining courses completed and relationship to IDP MFA.