The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College offers BFA and
MFA degree programs that prepare students for careers in the professional dance world.
Purchase graduates perform with most of the important modern and ballet dance companies
in the world. They teach as guest artists, direct, choreograph major productions and
have founded their own companies all around the globe.
The BFA professional training degree program offers the serious and dedicated
dance student daily classes in classical ballet and contemporary modern dance.
These are followed by modern and/or ballet partnering, pointe for the ballet
women, men's classes, modern repertory workshops and performance, performance,
performance. The undergraduate program emphasizes both performance and choreography
and assures an artistic foundation through the four year composition program and
studies of Music for Dance, Dance History, Dance Production, Anatomy for Dance
and General Education Courses.
about the BFA Program...
The MFA degree program in Dance offers two separate but inter-related tracks of
choreography or performance/teaching to further develop the skills of serious and
dedicated dance artists. During this intensely focused two year full-time professional
training program the candidate will research their art as a choreographer, teacher or
performing artist and through the presentation of their work will develop a strong
sense of individual artistic identity.
about the MFA Program...