Screendance Certificate



The University of Utah’s School of Dance has played a leading role in contributing to the field of Screendance, also known as dance for camera, dance filmmaking, and video dance. In addition to hosting the International Dance for the Camera Festival and Workshop since 1999, the School has offered courses in the theory, history, and practice of Screendance since 1998. The Screendance Certificate program is an outgrowth of these activities and has been designed to meet the growing demand of dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists who are seeking a more in-depth experience in exploring the relationship between the moving body and the moving frame.

The Screendance Certificate at the University of Utah is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Dance and the Department of Film & Media Arts. The Certificate requires a two-semester, on-site commitment and can also be completed as an additional credential while pursuing an MFA Degree in Modern Dance, Ballet, or Film & Media Arts.

Screendance Certificate required and elective courses: Academic Catalog

Screendance Certificate sample schedules available for Modern Dance MFA, Ballet MFA, and Non-Matriculated students.

To apply for admission into the Screendance Certificate program, current College of Fine Arts Graduate students can apply below. Along with their application, students will need to submit a current Curriculum Vitae, three links to creative works, and two letters of recommendation. In addition to MFA students in the School of Dance or Department Film & Media Arts, students enrolled in other graduate programs at the U are also eligible to apply. For students not currently enrolled at the University of Utah, you must be accepted into the university either as a matriculated or non-matriculated student. For matriculated students, the Screendance Certificate will appear on transcripts; for non-matriculated students, they will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Kym McDaniel
Program Head, Screendance Certificate Program


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