B.F.A. Dance

The BFA in Dance provides a pre­-professional experience within a liberal arts program, offering advanced coursework in all dance disciplines – modern, ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and world forms – in addition to rigorous practice and study in performance, choreography, and theory. Our dedicated faculty cultivates each dancer’s uniqueness with detailed attention to the core components of the program – technique, artistry, creativity and intellect – through a challenging and supportive community that deepens and enriches each dancer’s knowledge of the craft.

  • We offer an undergraduate-only program that allows students to perform each and every semester - beginning first term freshman year - in both faculty and student-choreographed productions.
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes allow for the personal development of each artist as an individual.
  • Students receive hands-on advising and mentoring from a faculty of working professionals, providing unique access to outstanding performance and intensive study opportunities. 
  • Off-campus opportunities include festivals in New York, Chicago, and beyond. In recent years, students have performed at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, and Midwest RAD Fest, among others.

 B.F.A. Dance Curriculum

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Auditions and Interviews 2015-2016
Dance Audition Requirements
Dance Mission and Objectives