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

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The Low Residency, Three-Summer Track serves emerging artists, teachers, and dance professionals who must study in a limited time frame that accommodates their employment/performance schedule. The three-summer course of study immerses students in intellectual and creative experiences. Designed for highly motivated professionals, students in this track seek to expand their portfolio as they develop their professional careers. A panel of Hollins faculty and professionals in the field determine acceptance.

Application deadline: December 1

Sample schedule 2019-20

Summer I — June-August
Location: Hollins/berlin

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Mentored Studio Practice (4)
  • Contemporary Body Practices (2)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)
  • Digital Media Tutorials (2 or 4)

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I (4) [Dance Writing]
  • Contemporary Art Practices: Composition (4)

Berlin Session Two (three weeks)

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

Fall I — September-December

  • Off-site directed study/review

January Term I

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

Spring I — February-May

  • Off-site directed study/review

Summer II — June-August
Location: Hollins/berlin

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

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

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I (4) [Intermedia Arts]
  • Contemporary Art Practices II (2)

Berlin Session Two (three weeks)

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

Fall II — September-December

  • Off-site directed study/review

J-Term II

  • Two-day January retreat in NYC

Spring II — February-May

  • Thesis Forms II (2)

Summer III — June-August
Location: Hollins/Berlin

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

  • Individualized Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique (2)
  • Thesis Forms I (6)

Hollins University Intensive (two weeks)

  • Thesis Forms II (2)
  • Contemporary Art Practices I (2) [Poetry]
  • Contemporary Art Practices II (2) [Narrative Writing]

Berlin Session Two

  • Independent Studio Practice (4)
  • History, Theory, and Criticism (4)
  • Graduate Performance Workshop and Critique (2)
  • Graduate Seminar (2)