Master of Fine Arts
Our program consists of 60 credits with an emphasis on contemporary choreography and performance, focusing on the candidate’s independent creative research. Graduate students engage in choreographic research through physical and theoretical inquiry while having the opportunity to examine their technical movement practice through current somatic perspectives. The program supports student research by providing facilities and customized opportunities to investigate and perform their work in Milwaukee. Through faculty mentorship and rigorous personal explorations, students are guided to integrate their research into a final thesis project.
Faculty teaching in the program are nationally and internationally acclaimed performing and choreographic artists in the field. Their research spans cultural perspectives, technical forms, somatic modalities, site-specific performance, improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and technology and new media.
Our students are prepared to be future university dance professors, as well as secondary school educators with the means to expand their theoretical and choreographic skills, while simultaneously increasing their earning potential in academic institutions and K-12 public and private schools.
Specific degree information can be found on the UWM Graduate School website along with advising, courses/credit, and admission information.
Dancing is a lifelong passion for Davalois Fearon, who has performed around the world with the Steven Petronio Company. She is now also a student in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Master of Fine Arts in performing arts program – a degree designed for professionals like her.
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