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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, BFA

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Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine and Performing Arts

94-103 credits


In the course of their Dance studies, students will learn to understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts, while nurturing a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement that is reflective of and insightful toward the human condition.

Why Consider a Dance Major with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree?

The BFA Program in Dance is a professionally oriented degree, which presumes that students are seriously interested in the process of performing or choreographing and wish to make it their career. The BFA degree is a highly selective program which trains exceptionally committed, disciplined, and talented students to the level at which they might gain entry to a leading graduate, conservatory, or MFA Program, or directly enter one of the areas of the dancing profession.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Beth Leonard
Performing Arts 395B

Director of Dance
Cher Carnell
Commissary 113C

 Sample Careers

Professional Dancer | Choreographer | Dance Therapist | Arts Management | Dance Educator | Dance Notation | Professor

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Admissions: The BFA is by invitation only.

Faculty vote to select students recognized as qualified for the BFA.

Application deadlines: Interested students apply spring of their junior year.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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