Aug 15, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Dance, BFA


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

89-99 credits

Introduction

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
Rich Brown
Performing Arts 287
360-650-7320
brownr32@wwu.edu

Program Coordinator
Ashley VanCurler
Performing Arts 395
360-650-3876
Ashley.VanCurler@wwu.ed

 Sample Careers

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

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml
www.artjob.org/

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 may apply in spring of either their sophomore or 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.

Requirements