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University of California, Riverside

Department of Dance

Riverside, CA


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University of California, Riverside


University of California, Riverside / Department of Dance is located in Riverside, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Experimental choreography

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for PhD program only)
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 5th December 5th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Stable electronic link (such as Vimeo/YouTube) of a choreographed piece (for MFA program only)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (for PhD program only)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2, writing sample (for PhD program only)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Movement analysis, cultural postcolonial gender studies of performance, theories of dance, anthropology of dance, history and reconstruction of dance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 900 University Avenue
ARTS 125
Riverside, CA  92521
United States

Phone: 951-827-1012