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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.

In the News

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The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance presents, Narratives, a showcase that highlights the work of seventeen artists in the 2015 graduating class. Senior projects is a twenty week course for students who have been elected to create works in progress. Narratives includes a variety of mediums such as; spoken word, live music, film, and dance. Those in senior projects have been working on materiel, which range in topics from generational explorations, to questioning social norms, to self-reflection, to artistic experimentation. These seventeen students describe this showcase as residing "where life and art intersect." The performances will take place on May 8, 2015 at 8pm and May 9, 2015 at 3pm and 8pm in the Glorya Kaufman Theatre.

Link to purchase Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kaufman-Hall-tickets-Los-Angeles/venue/90295?camefrom=CFC_UCLA_WORLDARTS

Support via Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/526799935/senior-projects-showcase-narratives

 

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WACD student, Merima Tricic, discusses the event she hosted with the Daily Bruin. See the full story here.

 

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We are so very pleased to announce that our own visiting professor, Ann Carlson has been named as a Doris Duke Artist. See more here.

photo by Todd Gilens 

 

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UCLA Department of World Arts Cultures/Dance
Box 951608, 150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608
Tel 310.825.3951
Email: wacinfo@arts.ucla.edu