Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Master of Education in Dance Education (Ed.M.)
Chair, Artistic Director,
Department of Dance:
The Department of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts fosters excellence at the intersection of dance performance, creative achievement, and research inquiry. An accomplished faculty of artist-scholars work closely with students, providing mentorship and expert instruction in dance techniques, somatic studies, performance, choreography, pedagogy, and theoretical studies. The proximity of the Mason Gross School to New York City offers students opportunities for master classes and workshops in world dance forms with international artists.
The mission of the department is to cultivate a community of dance artists of the highest caliber who are collaborative and multidimensional in their view and knowledge of the dance field internationally. The faculty supports student artists' creative and scholarly research on multiple levels, encouraging them to develop critical thinking skills as a base to career pathways in the arts, business, education, sciences, and technology. Students will attain a clear and fundamental knowledge of how their embodied experiences, including improvising, performing, choreographing, writing, and teaching are investigated, integrated, and ultimately synthesized through artistic and scholarly methodologies.
Jeff Friedman, Program Director
Graduate Studies School 08 (Mason Gross School of the Arts)
Frederick Curry, Interim Program Director
Graduate Studies School 15 (Graduate School of Education-New Brunswick)
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies School 07, 08 (Mason Gross School of the Arts)