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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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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Judy Mitoma-UCLA’s emerita professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance launches the new trailblazing Aratani World Series the next chapter of her World Festival of Sacred Musicwhich she conceived and implemented (1999-2011). In partnership with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and Mitoma's Foundation for World Arts —the Aratani World Series will produce eight concerts Nov 2014- May 2015.In this inaugural series Mitoma curates a powerful line-up of 100 artists and 15 companies who share music and dance from Africa, India, Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, Bulgaria, Latin America, Java, Brazil, Los Angeles and New York. This will be the first of many years of programming.
Mitoma is joined in this effort by our own Dance Ethnology graduate Anuradha Kishore Ganpati.

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WACD Grad Nico DeJesus To Star In Newsies On Stage At Pantages Theatre.

Click here to read the full story.

 

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UCLA Dance Professor Janet O’Shea found a second love — an obsession, really — in martial arts. She discovered that both forms require thinking with your body, organizing movement and learning to adapt. Click here to read the full interview.

Photo by Naomi Harris 

 

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