Master of Arts in Dance
The Master of Arts in Dance program was created to serve dance educators who are currently teaching primarily in secondary and community college venues. The curriculum is designed to broaden and strengthen your dance knowledge and skills ranging from technique and composition to dance history and dance production. No other higher education institution in California offers such an emphasis at the Master of Arts level.
This degree elevates an undergraduate teaching credential to graduate status, usually commanding a pay increase for dance educators. Because the students in this program are teaching during the academic year, coursework is completed in three consecutive, intensive summer sessions of study. Nine to twelve units are earned each summer, totaling 31 units.
Dance educators who are currently teaching primarily in secondary and community college venues
- Technique Laboratory (three summers)
- Composition (two summers)
- Special Topics
- Advanced Design for Costuming
- Dance Science
- Seminar in Dance
- Advanced Design for Lighting
- Seminar in Dance History