2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Choreographic Inquiry

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Choreographic Inquiry


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exceptions only in special cases.

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, a Statement on Choreographic Inquiry, Experiential Background Questionnaire, and resume are required.

The department has its own screening procedure which is composed of two phases: Phase 1 is the application and video audition; phase 2 is by invitation only, for an audition and interview. The audition evaluates applicants' creative potential and technical proficiency with consideration toward applicants' primary focus.

Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise in choreography. For phase 1 of the application process, applicants submit two video samples of choreographic work. Those invited to audition (phase 2) present an additional work. Applicants are required to prepare a statement (no more than one page) describing the works shown. Applicants should contact the program for specific guidelines.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attain post baccalaureate studies (including workshops, intensives, etc.) and/or professional choreographic experiences prior to applying to the program.

Program Name

Choreographic Inquiry
(World Arts and Cultures/Dance)

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