Department of Dance



How to Apply


Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies

Admission

Students must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate Division.  Students should apply at www.graduate.ucr.edu.

To provide the demonstration of analytical and interpretive skills required by the application process, applicants may submit a statement of background about experience in dance history and theory, or a previously prepared research paper, or the equivalent.

Prerequisites include:

  • A working knowledge of movement;
  • An acquaintance with some system of movement observation and analysis; and
  • Preparation in general historical and cultural studies.

For students needing additional work in dance analysis, or in historical or cultural studies, classes in these subjects are available at UC Riverside that may be taken during the course of graduate study.

GRE scores are required and must be submitted by January as part of the application process.

Application

Applicants are required to file an "official" application electronically to the Graduate Division at http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html.

Completed applications that are received by December 6 are considered first for priority funding.

M.F.A in Experimental Choreography

Admission

Applicants to the MFA in Experimental Choreography must demonstrate significant professional experience as an active choreographer making and producing work, and must have a B.A. or a B.F.A. degree from an accredited institution. Scores on the GRE are not required, although it is recommended that applicants take the GRE if their GPA is below a 3.0.  A video sample of choreography is required. This should be provided via a stable online link and hosted by Vimeo, YouTube or any media player compatible with both Mac and PC computer playback, with credits (75 words max) imbedded in the info field of the online video, if possible, or submitted as an electronic document with other application materials. Samples should be what best represents the applicant’s choreographic practice and should ideally include at least one full-length work. 

Application

Applicants are required to file an "official" application electronically to the Graduate Division at http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html.

Completed applications that are received by December 6 are considered first for priority funding.

B.A. in Dance

The Department of Dance does not require auditions for admission to its Bachelor of Arts program. Students interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Dance must apply for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Riverside and select Dance as their major.

Active students who wish to change their major to Dance or declare Dance as their second major should email the Dance Undergraduate Advisor at judith.llausas@ucr.edu to schedule a meeting.

Transfer students who are interested in declaring a Bachelor of Arts in Dance should apply for admission through the Transfer Resource Center.

 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Dance
121 Arts Building

Tel: (951) 827-3944
Fax: (951) 827-4651

Graduate Program Inquiries: danceadvising@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Program Inquiries: judith.llausas@ucr.edu

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