Master's of Fine Arts in Dance
Curricular offerings emphasize choreography and/or performance within the context of pedagogical, theoretical, and artistic inquiry. The MFA in Dance degree emphasizes the integration of Christian faith and learning with the advanced theoretical and artistic study of dance.
The masters degree in dance will give graduates the opportunity to participate in creative work, inquiry, and investigation through curricular offerings in technique, performance, choreography, research methodology, critical investigation and philosophy of dance, among others.
Belhaven's graduate dance program encourages students to develop career-related skills through the practical application of theoretical knowledge, innovative and compositional techniques, and the experiential methodologies of apprenticeships.
Graduate students will submit their work for peer and faculty review, as well as contribute to the field through attendance and participation in regional and national dance conferences. Graduate students will gain experience in teaching through pedagogy courses and the opportunity for teaching assistantships upon the completion of 18 hours of graduate study.
The development, compilation and application or incorporation of creative work, inquiry, and investigation will culmination in the graduate thesis project.
Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Belhaven University Dance Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.
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