Dance Studies

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.

See also Dance (MA and MFA)

Degrees Offered

PhD

PhD in Dance Studies is closed for Fall 2021.

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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