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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.

 

In the News

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WACD 2016 Hothouse welcomes Myrrhia Rodriguez. Myrrhia is a Los Angeles-based queer, feminist, choreographer and dancer in process, developing, practicing, asking questions, and uncovering meaning with movement. She holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures/Dance from UCLA.

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Recent graduate Maria Diaz featured in the Daily Bruin. Maria's talks about the Fuego y Sabor Latino Dance organization & studio she co-directs. See the Daily Bruin article here.

 

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In this recent TEDx presentation entitled Beyond Winning WACD Professor Janet O'Shea shows us how physical play lets us to compete without needing to win and teaches us how to disagree with respect. See it here

 

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