Low-Residency MFA Choreography
The MFA at JU nurtures the development of rigorous and refined relationships between three aspects of creative production:
Stimulus, Practice, and Analysis.
The MFA degree is a 2 year low-residency program emphasizing choreography and the creative process of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary dance genres.
Each year the program starts with a 5-week Summer Intensive. During the two semesters following the residency intensive program all MFA students come together as a single group via the ‘Blackboard’ digital platform. This allows students to work one on one with JU Faculty and local mentors to expand their choreographic practice during the nonresidency portion of the program.
A one-week residency for pedagogy is required for each candidate and may be conducted in the location of their choice.
This MFA is particularly geared toward artists in transition and expects that applicants must have a bachelor's degree in dance or something analogous, and should have professional experience in the field prior to application.
Virtual Information Session
Join us for a virtual information session to ask your questions about our program. You will hear from an admission counselor and the program director.
Summer Semester Residency:
June 21-July 24, 2020 on the Jacksonville University Campus
Course work daily Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm with weekends off
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters delivered online
Required: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in dance or something analogous, and should have professional experience in the field prior to application.