Cost & Applying Information for Dance M.F.A. Program


A bachelor’s degree (with an undergraduate major in dance) or equivalent dance experience is required. Applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation and a submission of selected works.

The program offers artists fellowships, loans, and possible on-campus employment. The artist fellowship is based both on merit and need. This application is available as a downloadable PDF.

Other student scholarships are available. To apply for these, students must complete the FAFSA annually. Student loans are not available to international students.

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Application deadline: December 1


  • $920 per credit hour for 2021-22


  • New student nonrefundable deposit: $500
  • Typical budget includes technology, media lab, thesis, and portfolio fees totaling approximately $1,500
  • Summer housing at Hollins: $215 per week ($1,075 for the five weeks)
  • Housing in Europe: there is no charge for housing as long as students stay in the housing arranged by the program.
  • Students are responsible for the travel expenses from Hollins to Europe. A travel package is made available through Hollins providing a group rate rather than an individual rate. The cost of the travel package for summer 2019 was $1,728. A travel stipend of $450 was provided to help with the cost.

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Want to Know More?

Program Director Jeffery N. Bullock is happy to answer your questions.

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