Low Residency, Two Summer Track

The Low Residency, Two-Summer Track is designed for mid-career artists, teachers, and dance professionals who must study in a limited time frame that accommodates their employment/performance schedule. Acceptance into this track will be determined through a review of accredited professional experience and artistic maturity by a panel of Hollins faculty and professionals in the field. Twelve credits toward the degree will be granted in recognition of appropriate professional work as evidenced by works presented to date (choreography and/or performance), grants and fellowships received, continued dance education, and/or teaching residencies, professional references, and letters. A portfolio of the work will be compiled during the course of study. Two-summer acceptance applicants must be mature working artists with at least 10 years of experience.

Application deadline: December 1

Sample Schedule 2014-15

Summer I — June-AUgust
Location: Hollins/Frankfurt

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)
  • Contemporary Body Practices (2)
  • Digital Media Tutorials (tba)

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I (4) [Dance Writing]
  • Special Topics: Intermedia Arts (4)
  • Contemporary Body Practices (2)

Frankfurt Session Two (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)
  • Contemporary Body Practices (2)

Fall — September-December

  • Portfolio Development (6)
  • Off-site directed study/review (2)

January Term

  • Two-day January retreat in NYC

Spring — February-May

  • Portfolio Development (6)
  • Off-site directed study/review (2)

Summer II — June-AUgust
Location: Hollins/Frankfurt

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Individualized Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique (2)
  • Thesis Forms I (6)
  • Thesis Forms II (2)
  • Portfolio

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I (2), [Poetry]
  • Contemporary Art Practices II (2), [Narrative Writing]

Frankfurt Session Two (three weeks)

  • Individualized Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique (2)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)