Bachelor Programs in Dance

Compare 9 Bachelor Programs in Dance

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Earning a Bachelor in Dance is a great option for students who enjoy the performing arts. Students earning this degree can develop their intellectual and physical potential in dance as well as make it possible to work in various artistic directions.

Students typically ask, “What is a Bachelor in Dance?” It is both a physical and academic study of performance, choreography and artistry. By earning this degree, students are guided towards a greater knowledge of dance through focus on the physical, technical, communicative and artistic aspects of the craft. Their knowledge is stimulated with an understanding of the social and historical context within which choreography and performance are created and experienced. The program also fosters students with the skills and knowledge of the written and visual arts, which can encourage them towards artistic presentation.

These studies are particularly beneficial for students who want to learn at a higher level of education and progress their careers in performance arts. Students can enhance their knowledge and expertise in choreography. The courses vary but primarily focus on performance management, improvisation, choreography and technique classes in a variety of artistic styles.

Since this program is offered from various schools around the world, the registration costs and course fees vary depending on the institution and country. Interested students should contact specific institutions to learn more.

After students earn this degree, they can find work in several fields, including becoming an administrator or teacher in dance. They can also find work as a movement analyst, historian and researcher, fitness instructor, professional dancer, choreographer or a dance company director. A graduate may even find work as a therapist for dancers or as an arts developer in the community.

Students interested in this field of study should start by taking the necessary steps toward obtaining their degree in performance arts. With courses offered both online and on campus, as well as part time and full time, students can find flexibility for their schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Performance

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. [+]

Bachelor in Performance

This programme of study is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in music performance and/or private studio teaching, and will also prepare students for graduate studies in performance. Course offerings include individual lessons, chamber and large ensemble performances, literature, pedagogy of the principal instrument, music theory and musicology.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Dance Education

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Dance Education is intended not only for the practitioners in the field of Dance Education, but also for those general educators who are aspiring to teach the art form. [+]

Bachelor in Dance Education

Dance Education is intended not only for the practitioners in the field of Dance Education, but also for those general educators who are aspiring to teach the art form. It caters to the needs of Jamaica and the Caribbean region in delivering quality education specifically in dance, which will furnish undergraduates with the knowledge, attitudes and skills relevant to planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for dance education at the secondary level. Graduates of this programme may also apply the pedagogical knowledge and skills in other educational contexts, as well as in theatre and production.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF DANCE AUDITION: Auditions are held twice per year, usually in June and July. Prospective students are required to attend one of these auditions. The audition will comprise: Three (3) class sessions of Modern Dance, Ballet and Caribbean Traditional Folk Technique. A two (2) minute solo performance presentation in your strongest areas of dance performance. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). A three (3) minute solo presentation in your strongest areas of performance A demonstration of skills in at least two dance techniques (Modern or Ballet must be one). For each selected technique, provide 20-25 minutes of skills demonstration. Exercises should be kept short and simple so that the fundamental elements of the work may be observed. Include movement sequences applicable to the technique being featured. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Traditional and Folk Dance Studies pulls together the components necessary to facilitate the development of dance artistes that are well-rounded in their understanding of Caribbean traditional and folk dance forms. [+]

Bachelor in Traditional and Folk Dance Studies

Traditional and Folk Dance Studies pulls together the components necessary to facilitate the development of dance artistes that are well-rounded in their understanding of Caribbean traditional and folk dance forms. This programme is primarily focused on cultivating individuals who are versed in the history, cultural context and practice of traditional and folk dance forms as a means to cultural retention, social transformation, identity formation and cultural literacy.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF DANCE AUDITION: Auditions are held twice per year, usually in June and July. Prospective students are required to attend one of these auditions. The audition will comprise: Three (3) class sessions of Modern Dance, Ballet and Caribbean Traditional Folk Technique. A two (2) minute solo performance presentation in your strongest areas of dance performance. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). A three (3) minute solo presentation in your strongest areas of performance A demonstration of skills in at least two dance techniques (Modern or Ballet must be one). For each selected technique, provide 20-25 minutes of skills demonstration. Exercises should be kept short and simple so that the fundamental elements of the work may be observed. Include movement sequences applicable to the technique being featured. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. Their craft-specific knowledge is simulated within a critical awareness and understanding of specific cultural, historical and present day contexts within which dance performance and choreography are created, experienced and engaged/received globally, particularly in the Caribbean region. The programme also furnishes students with the essential knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of dance and other areas of performing, written and visual arts and encourages them towards innovation in thought and artistic presentation.... [-]


Bachelor in Dance Performance

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

Seeking to empower artists to promote healing in the midst of poverty, injustices and loss of hope, at ORU we are committed to helping artists discover their artistic voices and go forth with light in the midst of darkness. [+]

Bachelors in Dance. Experience the blending of faith and art - discovering the profound depths of Christ's love and grace as we seek to understand our bodies in motion as vessels of truth. Seeking to empower artists to promote healing in the midst of poverty, injustices and loss of hope, at ORU we are committed to helping dancers discover their artistic voices and go forth with light in the midst of darkness. ORU Dance students will experience the following courses and opportunities - Dance technique classes including: ballet, modern dance and dance forms (pointe, hip hop, jazz, tap, world dance and partnering) - Improvisation and choreography - Performance experience by audition for the ORU dance ensemble concerts and musicals - Dance for worship - Dance performance management - Dance pedagogy - Dance history - Anatomy, physiology and kinesiology - Senior performance - Special sessions with guest artists and choreographers Outcomes With a dance performance degree you can look forward to a career as a: - Professional dancer - Professional choreographer - Dance company director - Dance teacher - Dance administrator - Dance for worship practitioner - Dance science and somatics practitioner - Dance fitness instructor - Dance historian and researcher - Movement analyst - Dance therapist - Dance writer and critic - Arts in the community developer What do you have to look forward to? "The ORU Dance program is a place where people interface with their passion for dance and their passion for faith. What comes out of this is the next generation of voices. My hope is that these voices are ones of honesty and authenticity that tell the stories of their lives. My hope is that these voices are ones who feel safe; to be able to be raw and vulnerable and share the depths of life without fear of fitting into the world's standards and categories. This requires superseding any obstacles for the sake of living openly. My hope is that these voices seek to serve their community through their art/life integration. My hope is that these voices continue to find others to connect with, learn from, and grow with so that they can be lifelong learners and never settle to have arrived." Amy Roark-McIntosh, Director of Dance. In addition to merit scholarships, Talent Awards ranging from $500 - $2000 per year are available to dance majors and minors who audition for the program by Spring College Weekend. You must be accepted both to ORU and have auditioned and been accepted to the ORU dance program by the deadline. The number of scholarships is limited and based on dance talent. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university by the Admissions Office. They will be notified of acceptance as a dance major by the Dance Department. Dance Minor ORU now offers a dance minor! Students who will be minoring in dance and who complete the dance audition will also be eligible for Dance talent award money. [-]

Bachelor of Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Education

Accademia Europea di Firenze - European Academy of Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. [+]

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and nationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the degree program and our commitment to personal student attention, dance majors are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. With the BPS in Dance you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of dance-related fields, including: Teaching; Choreography; Performance. With the Degree your career opportunities are endless. You can perform with dance companies, in musical theatre, or television, on cruise ships, in amusement parks or other areas. You may choose a career in choreography in ballet, modern dance, or jazz. Teaching opportunities include private and public dance schools. First Year Music History and Literature I Music Fundamentals Music Theory I Dance Techniques Modern Dance Technique 1 Dance History Musical Drammaturgy History of Art and Design Choreography 1 Contemporanea Ballet Technique 1 Dance History II Second Year Applied Piano I Voice I Choreography 2 Musculoskeletal Anathomy Ballet Technique 2 Modern Dance Technique 2 Partnering History of Opera Choreography 3 Dance Pedagogy I Nutrition Course Jazz Dance Modern Dance Technique III Theatrical Design and Production Third Year Language and Art Phylosophy Choreography 4 Ballet Technique 3 Modern Dance Technique 4 History of Ballet Italian Topics Dance Professional Development of PA Minor 1: Choreography and Stage Choreography 5 Musical Theatre Techniques Dance in Different Cultures Career Preparation for PA Scenography Stage Direction Recital Capstone Project - Stage PA Management of a PA Company Dance in Education Dance Pedagogy II Contemporary Dance Movement and Creative Practices Teaching Capstone Project [-]

University of Roehampton: Bachelor of Dance Studies

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London USA Helena Spain Sevilla + 4 more

The program aims at intellectual and practical rigor in equal measure. [+]

Bachelors in Dance. The program aims at intellectual and practical rigor in equal measure. Indeed, theoretical and practical inquiry are seen (and studied) as inter-related threads: the one area re-enforcing the other. Independence and self-motivation are emphasized from the outset, but those areas of the program that so require are intensively taught (for example, dance technique), and group co-operation and peer group support are also seen as particularly important qualities in relation to dance. [-]

Bachelor of Dance Studies

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

In the Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt), you will develop your full creative and professional potential. You will work with leading professionals on your choreographic and performance techniques, broaden your understanding of dance history and learn [+]

Bachelor of Dance Studies

Awarding Body:

University of Auckland

In the Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt), you will develop your full creative and professional potential. You will work with leading professionals on your choreographic and performance techniques, broaden your understanding of dance history and learn about dance in contemporary culture. You’ll have opportunities to perform in New Zealand and overseas, and gain the skills to pursue a sustainable career in a diverse range of dance-related fields.

The Dance Studies Programme is highly regarded in New Zealand and internationally as a centre of research in teaching and learning, choreographic practice and dance ethnography. As a BDanceSt student, you will be part of a close-knit creative community where you will make many friends, meet dance industry professionals and learn from world-renowned experts.... [-]


Dance Performance

University of Dance and Circus, DOCH
Campus 3 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The dance profession is developing and changing. At DOCH we see this as a challenge and a stimulus to promote the flexibility needed for a contemporary dance program. [+]

Dance Performance

The dance profession is developing and changing. At DOCH we see this as a challenge and a stimulus to promote the flexibility needed for a contemporary dance program. It is fostered in an environment where artistic methods are questioned and the role of the dancer is critically assessed and redefined. We offer a dance program that empowers the student to realize her or his vision for a career in dance.

A student in the Bachelor Programme in Dance Performance is given three years of instruction in contemporary dance, artistic creation and performance. The student works to develop her or his physical and intellectual potential in relation to different practices. In the meeting with professional dancers, knowledge and methods are taught that make it possible to work in different artistic directions. After finishing your studies, the student is well prepared to work as an independent artist in a variety of scenic arts. Different practices, aesthetics and expressions are tested in collaboration with artists. This adds insights into various attitudes toward movement, work methods, creation, staging and production. Teachers are recruited among professional artists, nationally and internationally, which helps networking both among professionals and in the work place.... [-]