Dance, B.F.A.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in dance is designed for students who want professional training in dance within a liberal arts education. The bachelor of fine arts curriculum focuses on development of technical abilities, choreographic skill, and broad knowledge and attitudes essential to the dance professional.


The B.F.A. dance major requires 60 credits as follows:

Core Courses (13 credits)

Dance Technique Ballet and Modern (16 credits)

Two courses per semester for eight semesters, in ballet and modern dance. Students must achieve level IV in either ballet or modern dance technique and the level III in the other in order to graduate and will be evaluated at the end of each academic year. Students who demonstrate proficiency at the technique level III in modern dance or ballet (380, 382) will be placed at level IV (480, 482). Each of these courses may be repeated for credit.


Jazz Dance Technique (2 credits)

Dance Technique Elective (2 credits)

Dance History (6 credits)

Dance Composition (14 credits)

Music (3 credits)