Dance M.F.A. Year Residency Track

Year Residency Track

 

The Year Residency Track is for highly motivated students with a strong interest in expanding their knowledge and experience, especially in their creative work, in a focused and continuous way. This track is ideal for recent graduates with an eye on the professional world of dance. Transfer credit is not accepted for students in the Year Residency Track. Students in this track work closely with faculty mentors, but are expected to work independently for necessary self-realization.

Application deadline: December 1

Sample schedule beginning summer 2022

Summer I — June-July
Location: Hollins/Bulgaria

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

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

Hollins University Session Two (two weeks)

  • Contemporary Art Practices I  [Intermedia Arts]
  • Visiting Artist Series: Composition

European Study Bulgaria (three weeks)

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

Fall I — September-December
Location: Hollins

  • Individualized/Movement Studio Practice, daily M-F
  • Graduate Critique, Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30
  • Graduate Seminar, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30
  • Thesis Forms I
  • Visiting Artist Series, TBA

January Term I — January
Location: NYC

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

Spring I — February-May
Location: Hollins

  • Individualized/Movement Studio Practice, daily M-F
  • Graduate Critique, Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30
  • Graduate Seminar, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30
  • Thesis Forms II
  • Visiting Artist Series, TBA

Summer II — June-july
Location: Hollins/Bulgaria

Hollins University Session One (three weeks)

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

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