MFA in Dance

*Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Department, we will be pausing our intake of new graduate students for the Academic Year of 2022-23. This hiatus will allow us to ensure that the strengths of our graduate programs continue and that all our graduate students receive the best experience possible.

MFA in Dance: Choreography | Collaboration | Creation

The MFA in Dance Program: ‘Choreography | Collaboration | Creation’ reflects the ways many contemporary artists are working today. This student-centered, experiential program encourages students to work collaboratively with other graduate students from a wide-range of disciplines, and to successfully find their own creative voice. In addition to a foundation focus on choreography, the use of digital technology in support of dance will be encouraged through course-work and access to leading-edge technology.

If you have further questions contact: Mary Fogarty, Graduate Program Director (

Please visit Degree Requirements for an overview of program structure and options.

Admission Requirements

  • B+ average
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required by York's Office of Admissions)
  • An undergraduate degree in dance or a related field in the fine arts (i.e music), the humanities (i.e history, women's studies), or the social sciences (i.e anthropology)

Occasionally students are admitted on the basis of extensive professional equivalency. Preference is given to Canadian and landed immigrant applicants. Our international acceptance ratio is under 1%. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Graduate Admissions—Dance