Study dance education in the heart of New York City, one of the world’s greatest cultural laboratories!
The Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program (AGDEP) is designed for ambitious artists and educators. Our curriculum combines courses in the School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences Dance Program as well as dance education courses that focus on applying teaching methods to dance classroom environments. In addition to engaging in stimulating and challenging coursework, students are part of a supportive community where academic work is enhanced through workshops, intensives and master classes, performances, and tech seminars.
The Arnhold Dance Education Program currently offers two degree options:
MA in Dance Education
The MA in Dance Education program prepares dance artist/educators for the demands of teaching the history, culture, and practice of dance in Pre-K-12 curricula and to provide students with the course work required for professional certification for dance teaching in New York State. This program offers three tracks of study:
TRACK 1: Applicants must have a liberal arts bachelor's degree with a minimum of 34 credits in dance that satisfies the general education requirements in the Graduate School of Education at Hunter College.
TRACK 2: Applicants must have initial K-12 certification in Dance from New York State.
TRACK 3: Applicants must have initial or permanent/professional certification in a field other than dance and a minimum of 34 credits in dance.
5-Year BA/MA in Dance Education
The BA/MA Dance Education Degree is a five year program designed to attract highly motivated students who are interested in a career in dance education and who wish to prepare themselves with a solid liberal arts undergraduate degree and certification to teach. Candidates will demonstrate potential for growth in dance artistry (technique, improvisation, choreography and performance), as well as academic success.
For further information on applying to the Arnhold Dance Education Program, please visit www.hunter.cuny.edu/agdep