The M.F.A. in Dance is a three-year terminal degree program focused on dance performance and/or choreography in an interdisciplinary environment of reflective practice. The program allows students to take full advantage of the broad scope of resources of the Department of Theatre and Dance, the College of Fine Arts and the university as a whole.
Courses in dance technique, choreography, arts management, pedagogy, technology, dance legacy and fields related to artistic process and scholarship form the core curriculum. With advisement from the program director, students develop an individualized program of study that furthers their unique interests and prepares them for multiple professional destinations as dance artists, administrators, scholars and teachers. The University of Texas at Austin is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.