York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
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Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Dance (MA)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Dance, General
Description The MA in Dance at York University is a five-term program offering the study of dance through historical and ethnographic research, critical writing, movement analysis and reconstruction. Established in 1976 the York MA, Canada’s first, was one of the first research-based dance graduate programs in the world. In thirty years it has produced 176 graduates who work as archivists, librarians, curators, choreographers, film producers, arts administrators, writers, critics and editors. The majority teach, at all age and skill levels, in a variety of settings. Many now hold doctorates, and 32% teach or have taught in universities and colleges in Canada, England, the United States, Trinidad and Taiwan. A dozen alumni are artistic directors of companies and collectives that regularly present traditional and contemporary performance as well as educational programming; even more have careers as independent artists. The MA program admits ten to twelve full-time students per year to pursue research in the context of a large Department of Dance. York runs established BA and BFA programs and is introducing the PhD in Dance Studies and the MFA in Choreography and Dance Dramaturgy in 2008-09. Twelve core faculty members are based in the Department of Dance, and seven adjunct professors from York and other universities and institutions are affiliated with the Program.
Website: Dance (MA) at York University - Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in dance or a related field in the fine arts (i.e music), the humanities (i.e history, women's studies) or the social sciences (i.e anthropology).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 17, 2017