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Department of Theatre and Dance

Photos from left to right of a caucasian woman teaching, an african american woman teaching, and a male and female dancing on stage, with the words "Master of Arts in Dance Studies" on the right.

Apply to the MA in Dance Studies Program

How To Apply

All prospective students must first apply for admission to the Graduate School.

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit the following materials:

  • A 400-500-word statement of interest and goals for graduate study 
  • A resumé of education and experience in dance (teaching and/or professional performance/choreography) 
  • A writing sample (a research paper, artistic, or pedagogical philosophy)  
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A Vimeo or private You Tube link of solo performance, choreography, and/or teaching 



Stephanie Milling
Director, MA in Dance Studies
USC Dept. of Theatre and Dance
1300 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208



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