General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|Core Courses 1|
|DANC 8859||Dancing the City||3|
|DANC 8861||Dancing Self in Community||3|
|DANC 8862||Embodied Craft||3|
|DANC 8872||Educating Dance||3|
|DANC 8873||Concepts of Culture||3|
|DANC 9801||Research Methods in Dance||3|
|DANC 8808||Corporeal Improvisation (or a Technique course)||2|
|Other Dance Electives||6|
|DANC 9996||Master's Thesis in Dance||4|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Although no credit is earned, attendance is mandatory at the Graduate Tutorial held every Tuesday evening.
The M.A. thesis is a substantial research project developed over three terms, culminating in a written thesis of 20,000 words. During Spring term of the first year of full-time study, students carry out bibliographic research, develop an annotated bibliography, and create a thesis proposal in a mentored seminar setting. A thesis advisor, with whom the student works until the completion of the project, is then determined. Prior to graduation, students make a formal presentation of their thesis research for dance faculty, students, and invited guests. Detailed guidelines for the M.A. thesis process and evaluation are found in the Graduate Handbook.