School of Dance, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

School of Dance, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)
The TNUA Dance School is equated with excellence in Taiwan and around the world. Since the establishment of the university in 1983, a world-class faculty of choreographers, performers, scholars and educators has led the program and facilitated the development of young artists. Throughout the years, TNUA alumni have gained respect and international acclaim as professional choreographers, dancers, teachers and researchers.
The TNUA Dance School is composed of the Department of Dance and the Graduate Institute.  The Department of Dance offers a seven-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) that spans three years of high school and four years of university.  The Graduate Institute offers two degrees: the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performance and Choreography, and the Master of Arts (MA) in Dance Theory. Based on TNUA’s objective of educating students across a broad east-west discipline, from traditional to contemporary, encompassing both theory and practice, the faculty aim to balance the excellence of conservatory training with a broad academic education. The Dance School is situated in an interdisciplinary learning environment, encouraging both faculty and students to draw from TNUA’s schools of Music, Theatre, Fine Arts,  Culture Resources, Film and New Media.
TNUA graduates possess a signature language of dance coupled with a distinctive performing style. The evidence resides in the accomplishments of the faculty and alumni who lead the contemporary dance scene in Taiwan and bring recognition back to TNUA from around the world.

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