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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, BFA

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

89-99 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

Dance Program Advisor
Pam Kuntz
Performing Arts 295B

Director of Dance
Susan Haines
Commissary 113B

Program Coordinator
Ashley VanCurler
Performing Arts 395

 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 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.


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