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Dancer jumping with a pointed toe in black and whiteThank you for your interest in the MA in Dance at CSULB. The next class will be admitted for Summer 2018 in Spring 2018.

Applications are due by December 1, 2017 and the audition will be held January 27, 2018.

MA in Dance Student HANDBOOK

MA Degree Description and Philosophy

The Department of Dance at CSU Long Beach houses the only low-residency M.A. degree in dance in California that is designed specifically to serve dance educators. Created to serve dance educators who are currently teaching primarily in secondary and community college venues, the Master of Arts in dance course work is completed in three intensive summer sessions of study in which 9-12 units are earned each summer. For this reason the program is run as a Special Sessions Program through the University's College of Continuing and Professional Education. The curriculum is designed to broaden and deepen dance knowledge and skills ranging from technique to composition, dance history and dance production. This degree elevates an undergraduate teaching credential to graduate status, usually commanding a pay increase for dance educators. The ideal class size for this degree is 15-20.

The M.A. in Dance offers both studio and theory courses in its curriculum. All courses are designed to introduce new concepts and trigger deeper thought and analysis in the field of dance. All courses in the M.A. degree are at the graduate level and are offered only to graduate students.

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Please click here for MA Curriculum and Degree Requirements ( PDF )

For more information please contact: Colleen Dunagan Department of Dance at California State University Long Beach