Year Residency Track

The Year Residency Track is for highly motivated students with a strong interest in expanding their knowledge and experience, especially in their creative work, in a focused and continuous way. This track is ideal for recent graduates with an eye on the professional world of dance. Transfer credit is not accepted for students in the Year Residency Track. Students in this track work closely with faculty mentors, but are expected to work independently for necessary self-realization.

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

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I [Intermedia Arts] (4)
  • Visiting Artist Series: Composition (2)

Frankfurt Session Two (three weeks)

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

Fall I — September-December
Location: Hollins

  • Movement Studio Practice (4), daily M-F
  • Graduate Critique (2), Fridays 2-6
  • Graduate Seminar (2), Tuesdays 6-8
  • Contemporary Art Practices (4), Wednesdays 6-9
  • Thesis Forms 1, 2 (tba)
  • Visiting Artist Series (2), Thursdays 2-6

January Term I — January
Location: NYC

  • Contemporary Body Practices II: Ecological Bodies (2)
  • Two day January retreat

Spring I — February-May
Location: Hollins

  • Movement Studio Practice (4), daily M-F
  • Graduate Critique (2), Fridays 2-6
  • Graduate Seminar (2), Tuesdays 6-8
  • Thesis Forms 1, 2 (tba)
  • Visiting Artist Series (2), Thursdays 2-6

Summer II — June-August
Location: Hollins/Frankfurt

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Special Topics: Draftworks (2 or 4)
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique (2)
  • Individualized Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Thesis Forms II (2)
  • 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)