University of California-Irvine

Students in the UCI Dance Department discover that performance opportunities, creative projects and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other. This is a supportive educational environment for students to create, perform, analyze and study dance from historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.

The UCI Dance Graduate Program offers the degree of Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Dance. This is an intensive program requiring courses in studio and academic areas. The student's individual area of interest is explored through the thesis project in the second year. Projects or written theses may be pursued in choreography, dance media and technology, dance training, dance history, dance science and dance reconstruction.

In the UCI Dance Undergraduate Program, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students who want a broad undergraduate background in the arts as preparation for careers or graduate work in related fields. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program, with specializations in Performance and Choreography, is a conservatory-like program designed for students who wish to prepare intensively for careers in those areas.

Photo by Natalie Johnson

Photo by Natalie Johnson


LOCATION: CALIFORNIA, USA
JAZZ STYLES TAUGHT: Afro-Caribbean, Authentic, Classical, Commercial, Contemporary, Improvisation, Latin, Street Jazz, Neo-jazz, Rhythm-Generated
FULL-TIME FACULTY: S. Ama Wray