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M.F.A. in Dance

M.F.A. in Dance

Application Deadline for Fall 2022: December 15, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply, go to and create an account and fill out the form. Note: Online requests for recommendations will be activated only after you have completed and paid for your application.You will be able to choose your Area of Interest on a pull down menu. This will ensure that you are applying to the right program. For example, “M.F.A. in Dance,” “M.F.A. in Lighting Design,” etc.

After completing and paying for your application you will be sent an email (within approximately 48 hours). This email will direct you to a site where you can check your Application Status (using your new EID) and begin to upload your application requirements. After you have completed your ApplyTexas application please follow this link to Acceptd where you will be able to upload videos of your choreography samples.

The application for graduate admission is a multi-step process. For detailed instructions, please visit The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School online.

Application Materials

In addition to your application, the following materials are required in order to be considered for admission in the M.F.A. in Dance program.

  • Professional Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose: We are particularly interested in your research interests and goals, and how you see them aligning with the M.F.A. in Dance.
  • Transcripts(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation: These letters should be written by those who can speak most authoritatively about your background, training, professional experience and potential for a career in dance. Each reference will receive instructions on how to submit his/her letter online to the Graduate School's secured website. Only one letter is required from each reference.
  • Two samples of choreography; each work should be no more than 10 minutes in length and must have been developed/produced within the past five year. After submitting your ApplyTexas application, you will receive a link to create a supplemental application through Acceptd where your choreography samples as well an optional teaching or performance sample should be submitted.

Résumé, statement of purpose and other materials should be submitted online at the Document Upload System.

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