Graduate Dance Courses: DPG 5000–5999

Graduate Presentation I (Choreography Track)
DPG 5110 / 2 credits / Fall
A showing, shared with other MFA candidates, of the student’s works created during the semester in the choreography class. If choreographers apply to perform in these presentations, they must be approved by the MFA Board of Study.

Graduate Presentation I (Performance/Teaching Track)
DPG 5115 / 2 credits / Fall
A showing, shared with other MFA candidates, of work researched in Repertory and Rehearsal.

Graduate Seminar I
DPG 5120
/ 1 credit / Fall
A seminar with units focusing on research on standards in the field, current trends, and development of a dance residency plan.

Graduate Presentation II (Choreography Track)
DPG 5210 / 2 credits / Spring
A continuation of DPG 5110. A produced concert in the Dance Theatre Lab.

Graduate Presentation II (Performance/Teaching Track)
DPG 5215 / 2 credits / Spring
A continuation of DPG 5115. A produced concert in the Dance Theatre Lab.

Graduate Seminar II
DPG 5220
/ 1 credit / Spring
A seminar with units focusing on the dance profession today, with emphasis on dance administration and the role of the producer.

Your Brain on Art: Explorations in Neuroaesthetics
DPG 5280
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
In this exploration of neuroaesthetics, students examine the ways in which new advances in cognitive research have enriched people’s understanding and appreciation of art making. Art forms covered include dance, music, and visual arts.

Graduate Presentation III (Choreography Track)
DPG 5310 / 2 credits / Fall
A continuation of DPG 5210. A fully produced concert, shared with other MFA candidates, in the Dance Theatre Lab.

Graduate Presentation III (Performance/Teaching Track)
DPG 5315 / 2 credits / Fall
A continuation of DPG 5215. A fully produced concert, shared with other MFA candidates, in the Dance Theatre Lab.

Graduate Seminar III
DPG 5320 / 1 credit / Fall
A seminar with units focusing on the dance profession today, with emphasis on professional marketing and development, career building, dance in higher education, and interview and press-kit preparation.
Prerequisite: DPG 5220

Graduation Choreography Concert (Choreography Track)
DPG 5410 / 3 credits / Spring
Under the supervision of the MFA Board of Study, each student prepares, produces, and presents work in collaboration with other MFA choreographers. The venue is determined by the MFA Board of Study.

Graduation Performance Concert (Performance/Teaching Track)
DPG 5415 / 3 credits / Spring
Under the supervision of the MFA Board of Study, students perform one classical and one contemporary piece of approved repertory. The venue is determined by the MFA Board of Study.

Pedagogy Graduation Project (Performance/Teaching Track)
DPG 5430 / 2 credits / Spring
The final-semester culmination of the previous three semesters of practical and seminar work, demonstrated through a paper, an oral presentation, and final teaching classes, observed and evaluated by the MFA Board of Study.


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Dance/MFAcourses.aspx.

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