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At the Tisch Department of Dance, we seek to develop and prepare fully realized dance artists to be critical thinkers, fearless leaders, and fluent performers.

Our bachelor’s (BFA) and master’s (MFA) programs emphasize the techniques of ballet and contemporary dance, with equal emphasis on performance and choreography. Tisch’s location in the dance capital of the world New York City allows students to see to frequent performances by internationally acclaimed companies. Our own concert series in the Jack Crystal Theater provides students an opportunity to choreograph and dance for a live audience. Graduates have the reputation of being creative muses and innovative choreographers; they find success in concert and commercial settings, performing with world-class dance companies, and appearing on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall and at the Metropolitan Opera.  Students also learn to create and launch their own successful dance companies.

In addition to offering a MFA in Dance, we recently created a MFA with a concentration in Dance and New Media (with instructors from Dance, Film, Interactive Telecommunications, and other departments), and we offer a MFA/MA dual degree with Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Why the Tisch MFA?  CREATING PIONEERING LEADERS IN DANCE: NYU Tisch Dance Introduces it's 3 innovative MFA Tracks


We want to make citizens of the world that are artists, that are changers.