Dance MFA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks dance artists with diverse interests and backgrounds to apply for our new practice-based, creative research oriented MFA. Students will focus on embodied inquiry through choreographic creation and performance, while engaging with a comprehensive core curriculum of practice and theory courses that emphasize the development of the whole artist, body and mind. With close faculty mentorship and numerous opportunities to create and present work, students will cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to become the next generation of innovative dance makers, leaders, teaching-artists, and artist-scholars.

Program Contact

Catherine Gaston
832 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-9042

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 60 Hours


  • 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Special Requirements

Audition required.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.