The School of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. A Dance minor, as well as, Teacher Licensure in Dance is also offered through the school. The focus of the Dance Program is to develop each student's abilities as a performer, choreographer and movement instructor. Students in dance are taught versatility in movement style through a technique sequence in modern dance and ballet, with courses in Jazz and other dance forms. There is also a strong emphasis on individual creativity in the dance composition curriculum. Theoretical and practical knowledge of dance history, production and management is acquired through integrated experiences in the classroom, studio, performing and touring situations. Students have the opportunity to perform in works composed and directed by other students, faculty artists and guest choreographers-in-residence. The School of Theatre and Dance also offers majors in Theatre and Musical Theatre, and a minor in Theatre.
The focus of the Dance major is to develop an individual's abilities as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher and also to develop critical and creative thought through written expression and discussions. Attention is given to: the tools necessary to create, perform, produce and appreciate dance; the historical, philosophical and cultural significance of various dance forms; and the art of expression and movement within the dance experience.
Many graduates choose typical career paths associated with this major. However, some graduates choose unrelated careers that utilize skills and experiences developed during their years in college. Keep in mind, that some fields will require graduate study or further training.
13 January 2020, 31 August 2020
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts,
MSC 2107, 147 Warsaw Ave,
22807, United States
Applicants must have official high school transcript.
English language proficiency: 81 Internet-based TOEFL, IELTS score of 6.5, Pearson PTE Academic score of 58.