What You’ll Learn
Locate your choreographic voice. Deepen intellectual pursuits. Crystallize your performance practice.
Graduate study in dance at Brockport merges studio-centered dance technique and choreography with dance education, aesthetics, and production. Our degree balances the physical with the conceptual. Creative pursuits, study of historical and multicultural perspectives, and rigorous physical practice synthesize in a degree that reflects current trends in dance research at the forefront of the field.
The 36-credit Master of Arts in Dance is a graduate program that offers an opportunity to focus on intensive study in dance.
Students explore the areas of choreography, dance history and theory, teaching methodologies, somatics, and movement analysis. Graduate students perform in faculty and guest artist work, choreograph their own work, and assist in directing departmental touring performances.
Students may also develop an interdisciplinary focus in dance and movement studies, which might include coursework in areas such as:
- Music studies
- Recreation and leisure studies
- Health and wellness
- Women and gender studies
Upon completion of their degrees, Brockport Master of Arts students go on to pursue doctoral degrees in dance or related fields or take positions such as:
- PreK-12 teachers
- Performers and choreographers
- Dance administrators
- Private studio directors
- Independent movement practitioners
- Teaching artists
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
The dance department has some of the best facilities in the country, including:
- 300-seat proscenium dance theater
- 270-seat large-space studio theater
- Five studios
- Body-conditioning lab
- Computerized music and design studios
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