Dance, B.F.A.

Additional Information on the Department of Theatre and Dance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in dance emphasizes professional level training within a liberal arts setting while focusing on the development of technical abilities, choreographic skill, teaching methods and the study of dance history. The program strives to unite academic and artistic inquiry with sustained civic engagement in the local and global community.


The B.F.A. dance major requires 59 credits as follows:

Core Courses (13 credits)

Dance Technique (14 credits)

Fourteen credits in ballet and modern dance. Students must achieve level IV in either ballet or modern dance techniques 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 place at level IV (480, 482). Each of these courses may be repeated for credit. Dance majors must continue to be enrolled for credit in ballet and modern dance through graduation.


Ballet and Modern Dance (14 credits)

Jazz Technique (2 credits)

Dance Technique Elective (2 credits)

Major Courses

Capstone options

Dance Electives