Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896





Student Jump

ANNOUNCING…upcoming changes to CSULB’s MFA in Dance

New CSULB 2-Year MFA in Dance with an Emphasis in Choreography

The Department of Dance is thrilled to announce its plans to move to offering a 2-year M.F.A. degree in Dance. The degree will provide candidates the opportunity to expand and deepen their choreographic practice while broadening their knowledge base, preparing students for a career teaching dance in higher education.

Details about curriculum changes and the application process will be announced in mid-September 2015.

At this time, applicants should keep in mind that applying to the program will require completing both an application to the University through CSU Mentor (including transcripts and application fee) and sending additional required application materials directly to the Department of Dance. Applicants will need to be able to submit links to videos (Vimeo or Youtube) of two examples of their choreography (at least one of which should be a group work - 3 or more dancers).

Application materials to the Department and University will be due December 1, 2015.

Physical audition (by invitation only) will be held on campus on January 30, 2016.

To express your interest or receive more information, contact Professor Dr. Colleen Dunagan, Graduate Advisor, at