All students will take the following courses:
|DNCE 5001 Graduate Technique||2 credits to be taken 4 times|
|DNCE xxxx Additional Graduate Technique Classes||6 credits|
|DNCE 5012 Concert Production||1 credit|
|DNCE 5053 Advanced Composition||3 credits|
|DNCE 5056 Teaching Seminar||2 credits|
|DNCE 5064 Music and Dance Seminar||2 credits|
|DNCE 5601 Alexander Technique||2 credits|
|THDN 6009 Research Strategies||2 credits|
|DNCE 5017 Dancing Histories||3 credits|
|DNCE xxxx Seminar in Dance||6 credits (taken twice with different instructors)|
|DNCE 6073 Choreography||6 credits (taken twice with different instructors)|
|DNCE 6969 Graduate Project||4 - 6 credits|
|DNCE 5038 Repertory||1-3 credits (can be taken up to 6 crs. with different instructors)|
|DNCE 5023 Performance Improv||2 credits|
|DNCE 5701 Contact Improv 2||2 credits|
|DNCE 5261 Advanced Jazz||1 credit (can be taken up to 4 times)|
|DNCE 5919 Performance Media Tech||2 credits|
|THTR 5039 Musical Theatre Repertory||3 credits|
|ARTS 5104 Performance Installation||3 credits|
|ARSC 5050 Interdisciplinary Performance||3 credits|
|DNCE 5015 Movement Analysis||3 credits|
DNCE 5016 Creative Dance for Children
DNCE 5036 Methods of Teaching
DNCE 6016 Graduate Teaching Lab
DNCE 6056 Professional Development
A variety of non-dance electives may be taken to support students’ individual goals. Please see MFA in Dance for a list of courses that have been recommended by previous graduate students.
Students are asked to delineate a secondary area of study designed to give breadth to the student’s training. Through collaboration with the student’s academic advisor, the student’s secondary emphasis should be selected no later than the second semester of study. The program is designed to be responsive to individual areas of interest and to ensure effective preparation for careers in academics and the professional arena. The University setting is particularly well-suited to these broad educational goals, given the wide variety of subjects available for involvement. See MFA in Dance for possible secondary areas of study.
Aerial Dance Track
Courses in the aerial track are offered for those students who have a serious interest in aerial dance and it’s application to dance training, performance and/or teacher certification. Students can work towards certification at Frequent Flyers while simultaneously pursuing their MFA degree. The certification program must be successfully completed before the MFA degree will be awarded.
Courses in somatics are offered for those students who have a serious interest in somatics and their application to dance training, performance and dance medicine/injury prevention. Students can focus in the Alexander Technique Intensive Study (ATIS) program and/or Body Mind Centering® (BMC), work towards GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® certification, or work toward certification at The Pilates Center in Boulder while simultaneously pursuing their MFA degree. The certification program or intensive study must be successfully completed before the MFA degree will be awarded.