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  • Kevin

    MFA in Dance

    The MFA in Dance offers opportunities to engage multiple movement practices as students work on pioneering research in the form of new choreography. Here, MFA student Kevin Williamson showcases his project on masculinity, intimacy, and internalized homophobia.

  • Sam

    Our curriculum emphasizes working in and with communities across the globe.

  • Carpenter

    MA/PhD in Culture and Performance

    WACD emphasizes interdisciplinary and intercultural research on performance and creativity.

  • Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

  • Peter

    Many of our students study critical curatorial practices, asking how art is shown, shared, and produced in local and global contexts.

  • World Arts Field Studies

    World Arts Field Studies

    Our student engage in intensive explorations of diverse communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Weaving

    Our BA degree in World Arts and Culture provides courses in visual studies, community arts and activism, as well as ethnographic practices.

  • Shorter

    Among the performances we study, ritual provides a particular insight into people's world views. 

  • WACD

    WACD

    WORLD ARTS AND CULTURES/DANCE—the name itself expresses a commitment to cross-cultural understanding through the arts.

  • Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

We offer a BA degree in World Arts and Cultures that focuses on three concentrations: community-based, arts activism; studies of visual culture; and critical ethnographies.

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We offer a BA in Dance offering training and education in performance, composition, dance theory, videography, and dance in the public sphere.

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We offer graduate training toward an MFA in Dance for those pursuing a professional choreographic career.

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We offer both MA and PhD degrees in Culture and Performance where students develop

scholarly approaches to variously combined aspects of the

arts, globalization, curation, film, ritual, colonialisms,

politics, healing, and critical dance studies.

 

Interesting in applying to our graduate programs? Then learn about admissions now.

Please note that applications are due November 1, 2014.

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Laurel Jenkins Tentindo’s Dance Theater Works capturing archetypal imagery, and featuring live music by Miguel Frasconi January 30th & 31st (Fri & Sat) 2015

Shows are Friday and Saturday, January 30th and 31st at 8:30 pm, 2015.

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UCLA WACD faculty presenting at "Bells of Change - Film and Contemporary Performance from India" - UCSB Jan.16, 2015

 The Department of Theater and Dance, the UCIRA, the Talwar Family and Yardi Systems presents a Festival of Dance and Music, Film and Contemporary Performances from India, alongside an all-day scholarly conference filled with artists' roundtables, film showings, lecture-demonstrations and keynote lectures exploring the critical issues facing Indian dance art since India's Independence from Britain in 1947. A rich world of ornate costumes, instruments, solo and group dancing, accompanied by live musicians, Dance in India presents two professional companies on Wednesday and Thursday, January 14 and 15, in the UCSB Hatlen Theater.

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Thank you for your continued support of the department— our students and programs all greatly benefit from your generosity.Consider adding your name to this wonderful list of WACD supporters!  We have many needs, including funding student scholarships and travel to festivals and conference to present their work, along with enhancing our diverse outreach programs and instructional support.

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