Graduate Programs

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance

York’s Dance MFA is unique — the only program in the world to offer research opportunities in both choreography and dance dramaturgy within the context of diverse contemporary dance practices. The MFA is aligned with the Dance Department’s pioneering BFA program (the oldest and largest of its kind in Canada) and builds on the 30-year history of York’s internationally recognized MA in Dance. 

The MFA is an intensive conservatory program offering studio-based training in areas including contemporary choreography and Dance Dramaturgy. Learn more about the MFA in Dance

Master of Arts (MA) in Dance

Established in 1976, the MA in Dance is a five-term program. Students have access to courses in other disciplines such as Music, Anthropology, Visual Arts, English and History. In addition, there is a combined three-year program that leads to both the MA and MBA degree. Our combined emphasis on theoretical and practical approaches to dance is a strength of our program and graduates may be found working in a variety of fields including community, production, therapy, teaching, administrative and archival positions.

The MFA study of dance through: Historical and ethnographic research; Critical writing; Movement analysis; Reconstruction. Learn more about the MA in Dance

PhD in Dance Studies

The only PhD in Dance Studies in Canada, offered by the oldest and largest university dance program in the country.

The focus of the Dance Studies program is to pursue dance research in preparation for careers in academia or the cultural sector. Employment possibilities for graduates range from teaching in post-secondary education to work in archives and museums, arts administration, publishing, journalism and the media. Learn more about the PhD in Dance Studies

Graduate Programs in Dance are offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies .