Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
The BFA is designed for students wishing to pursue professional careers as dancers, teachers, and/or choreographers. Interested students should notify the department as early as possible, since the BFA requires 60 credit hours in dance, 2 credit hours in Theatre, and four years of dance technique courses.
Admission to the program is by audition, held at the end of each academic year. BFA students are required to participate in the audition every year.
Required Courses: Recommended Core Courses:
Recommended Core Courses:
BFA DANCE Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the BFA degree students should have gained, developed and refined essential knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to successfully reach the following learning outcomes:
Dance Technique SLO: Kinesthetic proficiency and conceptual understanding of various kinds of dance from diverse geographic regions.
Performance / Choreography SLO: Ability to articulate and execute creative intent and development of observation and discussion skills.
Kinesiology / Laban SLO: Ability to understand, embody, analyze and communicate structural details of movement.
History SLO: Understanding theoretical, conceptual and/or historical aspects of dance.