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Course Listings and Curriculum

MFA CURRICULUM AND HANDBOOK

The MFA curriculum includes sequential scaffolding of coursework with intersecting course content in an effort to  encourage integrated learning. Based on the MFA degree program goals, curriculum areas include:

PERFORMANCE THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE
  • Faculty and Guest Artist Repertory
  • Graduate Technique
  • Graduate Production Study
  • Rotation Workshop/Graduate Rotation Workshop
  • Somatic Survey
  • Thesis Repertory
CREATIVE THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE
  • Creative Process I: Improvisational Strategies
  • Creative Research I: Cross- and Interdisciplinary Methods
  • Creative Process II: Choreographic Strategies
  • Creative Research II: Cross- and Interdisciplinary Methods
  • Graduate Colloquium 2: Research
  • Thesis I: Research
  • Thesis II: Production
PEDAGOGY THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE
  • Assessment and Measurement for Dance in Higher Education
  • Dance in Higher Education
  • Graduate Colloquium 1: Pedagogy
  • Pedagogy for Online Dance Education
DANCE STUDIES
  • Dance Philosophy and Aesthetics (co-requisite with Creative Process I)
  • History of Interdisciplinary (co-requisite with Creative Research I)
  • Graduate Colloquium 2: Research
LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
  • Externship                  
  • Professional Seminar I: Portfolio Development
  • Professional Seminar II: Leadership/Job Search
DANCE ELECTIVES
  • Advanced Screen Dance
  • Advanced Yoga
  • Berteneiff Fundamentals
  • Dance Documentation and Reconstruction
  • Dance Dramaturgy
  • Immersive/Devised Performance
  • Installation Design and Performance
  • Lighting Design for Dance
  • Movement Technique
  • Oral History and Performance
  • Pilates Mat
  • Site-specific/Alternative Spaces
  • Stage Management for Dance
Additional Arts-based electives available in Mason Gross's Music, Theater, and Visual Arts departments as well as the Rutgers Filmmaking Center, based on availability and by permission of the instructor. As a major public university, Rutgers also offers a vast array of study areas from which to select additional elective courses. Note: The curriculum is subject to change at the discretion of the dance department.

CERTIFICATIONS
MFA degree students may also consider completing additional certification in: