Theatre and Dance Department, College of Fine and Performing Arts
In the course of their Dance degree, students will be immersed in the study and practice of dance, and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts.
Why Consider a Dance Major?
BA candidates will focus on the study and practice of dance technique, performance, choreography, dance history, pedagogy, and anatomy and kinesiology. Dance majors develop multiple skills that transfer to all fields, including self-discipline, creativity, collaboration, understanding of group dynamics, and creative problem-solving.
The BA in Dance: Technique and Performance concentration is designed to educate students in a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement art through the study of contemporary and ballet technique.
The BA in Dance: Dance Studies concentration is a broadly based degree with a flexible curriculum designed to educate students about the field of dance through a liberal arts focus.
Dance Educator | Arts Management | Dance Teacher | Community Dance Worker | Choreographer
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
To declare, a student must have completed the following requirements:
- 15 college credits
- Contemporary placement of Level One or above.
Advising tips: Students should seek early departmental advising from the Dance Program Advisor.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.