MFA/MA Dual Degree Curriculum

MFA:

47 points

Required Core
DANC-GT-2001 (2nd Sem) Dance Technique IM 2
DANC-GT-2003 (2nd Sem) Dance Technique IIM 4
DANC-GT-2009 Dance Theory and Composition IM 3
DANC-GT-2010 (2nd Sem) Dance Theory and Composition IM 2
DANC-GT-2014 Dance Theory and Composition IIIM 6
DANC-GT-2015 (2nd Sem) Dance Theory and Composition IIIM 6
DANC-GT-2102 Graduate History of Dance 3
DANC-GT-2103 (2nd Sem) Graduate History of Dance 3
DANC-GT-2042 Music Resources 3
DANC-GT-2043  (2nd Sem) Music Resources 3
DANC-GT-2026 Graduate Kinesthetics of Anatomy 2
DANC-GT-2027 (2nd Sem) Graduate Kinesthetics of Anatomy 2
DANC-GT-2024 Graduate Seminar in Dance 3
DANC-GT-2025 (2nd Sem) Graduate Seminar in Dance 3
DANC-GT-2018 Graduate Production Crew in Dance 1
DANC-GT-2018 Graduate Production Crew in Dance 1

MA:

29 points

Core Research Courses
MPADE-GE 2044 Laban Movement Analysis 2
MPADE-GE 2403 Research in Dance Education 3
Core Pedagogical Courses
MPADE-GE 2265 Methods & Materials in Teaching Dance 3
MPADE-GE 2001 Dance Common Hour  (Kaleidoscope) 0
TCHL-GE 2010 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III 3
APSY-GE 2138 Human Growth and Development 3
TCHL-GE 2275 Language and Lit Acquisition and Dev 3
MPADE-GE 2453 Dance for Students with Special Needs 3
TCHL-GE 2999 The Social Responsibility of Teachers 0
Content Core Courses
MPADE-GE 2075 Advanced Tech and Pedagogy 3
MPADE-GE 2452 Teaching Creative Movement
MPADE-GE 2607 Student Teaching in Dance: Elementary 2
MPADE-GE 2608 Student Teaching in Dance: Secondary 2
Culminating Experience
MPADE-GE 2509 Seminar in Dance Education[1] 0
TISCH TERMINAL EXPERIENCE 0

The final year of study culminates in a modeled professional experience in our resident performing ensemble, the Second Avenue Dance Company (SADC). In addition to performing work by guest choreographers, students develop their own choreography, all of which is showcased in four concerts throughout their SADC year.

[1] Program seminar addresses issues confronting dance educators. Emphasis on integrating theory and practice and on the generation of new ideas, approaches and perspectives in dance education. Required culminating project on dance-related research of curriculum design for elementary, secondary or postsecondary settings. Particular attention paid to report writing.

 

Curriculum Progression

(All courses in italics are MA, Teaching Dance; All others are MFA, Dance)

Year One, Fall12 points
DANC-GT 2026 Graduate Kinesthetics of Anatomy 2
DANC-GT 2009 Dance Theory and Composition IM 3
DANC-GT 2018 Graduate Production Crew in Dance 1
MPADE-GE 2265 Methods and Materials in Teaching Dance 3
TCHL-GE 2010 Inquiries into Teaching & Learning III 3
Year One, Spring12 points
DANC-GT 2027 Graduate Kinesthetics of Anatomy 2
DANC-GT 2001 Dance Technique IM 2
DANC-GT 2010 Dance Theory and Composition IM 2
DANC-GT 2018 Graduate Production Crew in Dance 1
TCHL-GE 2999 Social Responsibilities of Teachers 0
MPADE-GE 2403 Research in Dance Education 3
MPADE-GE 2452 Teaching Creative Movement 2
Year One, Summer6 points
TCHL-GE 2275 Language and Lit Acquisition and Development 3
APSY-GE 2138 Human Growth and Development 3
Year Two, Fall16 points
DANC-GT 2102 Graduate History of Dance 3
DANC-GT 2042 Music Resources 3
DANC-GT 2024 Graduate Seminar in Dance 3
MPADE-GE 2001 Dance Common Hour (Kaleidoscope) 0
MPADE-GE 2044 Laban Movement Analysis 2
MPADE-GE 2453 Dance for Students with Special Needs 3
MPADE-GE 2509 Seminar in Dance Education 0
MPADE-GE 2607 Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary 2
Year Two, Spring14 points
DANC-GT 2103 Graduate History of Dance 3
DANC-GT 2025 Graduate Seminar in Dance 3
DANC-GT 2043 Music Resources 3
MPADE-GE 2075 Advanced Technique and Pedagogy 3
MPADE-GE 2608 Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary 2
Year Two, Summer4 points
DANC-GT 2003 Dance Technique IIM 4
Year Three, Fall6 points
DANC-GT 2014 Dance Theory and Composition IIIM
Year Three, Spring6 points
DANC-GT 2015 Dance Theory and Composition IIIM
  Terminal Experience 0
Total Points76
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