Graduate Admissions

Application Procedures

International student applications must be submitted no later than September 15 each year. Domestic student applications need to be submitted by October 15 each year. Accepted students must be available to begin the program mid-June of the following year.

All applicants must apply online at the link below. We recommend that all applicants thoroughly review the M.F.A. Coursework information <https://dance.washington.edu/master-fine-arts-program> prior to submitting an application.

All aspects of the application are submitted online, including:

  • Statement of purpose of 1-2 pages in length outlining professional dance experience, reasons for seeking an MFA degree at the UW, and career expectations.
  • Current resume.
  • One performance link (maximum 10 minutes - Vimeo/YouTube) demonstrating a range of technical and performance accomplishments. Please only provide one link.

All applications are reviewed by a committee of Department of Dance faculty. Following the review process, the committee will invite preferred candidates for a campus visit.

Application Requirements

The following are requirements for acceptance into the Dance Master of Fine Arts program:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 8 years experience as a professional dancer (post high school)
  • Professional-level performance ability at the time of application
  • In-person interview and audition are required for preferred applicants
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

University of Washington Admissions Information

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Department of Dance Chair Jennifer Salk