Dance M.F.A. Low Residency, Two Summer Track

MFA dance class

 

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 starting summer 2022

Summer I — June-july
Location: Hollins/bulgaria

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice
  • History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Contemporary Body Practices
  • Digital Media Tutorials

Hollins University Session Two (two weeks)

  • Writing in the Dance World
  • Contemporary Art Practices I [Intermedia Arts]

European Study Bulgaria (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice
  • History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Independent Study

Fall — September-December

  • Portfolio Development
  • Independent Study
  • Thesis Forms I

January Term

  • Contemporary Body Practices II: Ecological Bodies
  • Two-day January retreat in NYC

Spring — February-May

  • Portfolio Development
  • Thesis Forms II

Summer II — June-July
Location: Hollins/Bulgaria

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice
  • History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique

Hollins University Session Two (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices II, [Narrative Writing or Poetry]

European Study Bulgaria (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice
  • History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique
  • Graduate Seminar