Applying To The Graduate Program in Dance

Graduate Application Deadline: January 10, 2023


Audition Date:  COMING SUMMER 2022

Applicants for admission to the M.F.A. in Dance must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate studies and hold Bachelor's Degree (B.A.or B.F.A. in Dance preferred) or equivalent. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required. Admission to the Dance MFA is for Fall quarter only.

Apply online at UCI Office of Graduate Studies by January 10th. All documents, including transcripts and letters of reference, must be received by January 10th. The Department of Dance requires additional materials for admission to the graduate program. Download the Dance Graduate Application Packet.  This packet includes important information about the audition process and materials that must be submitted prior to the auditions. Auditions will be held in person on Febraury 4, 2022.  If you have questions contact the Dance Department at (preferred method) or (949) 824-7283. 

In addition to the online application, applicants for admission to the Dance graduate program must complete the following:

  • Submit Teaching Assistant/GSR Application Form to the Department of Dance.
  • Attend an in-person audition on TBD at the UC Irvine Campus. Reservation are required to attend the audition, click here to reserve now.
  • In addition to the formal audition, applicants are required to create a 3-minute (maximum) video of choreography which may be comprised of a single excerpt or multiple excerpts of work submitted electronically to the department no later than January 10th. Upload your video to either Vimeo, YouTube or Google Drive and email the link and any password to (Refer to Graduate Application Packet for imporant details)
  • International applicants should consult the Important Information for International Applicants to the MFA in Dance. This explains the English Language Proficiency requirements in order to be considered for admission to UCI. To be considered for Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships, candidates must meet the January 10th application deadline.