Apr 19, 2024  
2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, BFA

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Degree Type

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

94-103 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Dance?

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

Major Information:
Associate Chair and Dance Coordinator
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.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Degree Type