Dance Studies

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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.

Application deadline for the Dance MA and Dance Studies PhD programs is February 14, 2018.

See also Dance (MA and MFA)

Degrees Offered

PhD

4 year(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
A-
  • Full-time
2020-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Master’s degree in dance or a related field in the fine arts (such as music), the humanities (such as history or women’s studies) or the social sciences (such as anthropology)
  • Statement of interest
  • Two examples of scholarly writing
  • Resumé or CV



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