Bachelor of Arts Programs in Dance

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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree program offered to undergraduate college students. In this program, students will take courses for their major and focus on other liberal arts courses, such as humanities and social sciences. Generally taking three to four years to complete, a BA degree can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue their careers.

What is a BA in Dance? In this program, students may learn many different aspects of dance, including choreography, dance history, performance, dance science and dance practice. Some institutions offer fully functional dance studios where students can watch and perform. From both hands-on experience learning and lecture-based coursework, students have the opportunity to become dance experts. An additional focus may be placed on students’ cultural and artistic development as well.

There are many benefits of earning a BA in Dance. For instance, upon completion of the program, students are often highly educated in the art and may have the ability to utilize their skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of careers.

The cost of earning a BA may differ, depending on the university, the specific program and its location. Contact the admission office of your favorite school to get more information on the cost and program details to determine if the institution will likely meet your expectations.

Graduates with a BA in Dance have often gained valuable skills and experience that can assist them in beginning their careers. A popular option is becoming a professional dancer. If you have a passion for teaching others, you may consider becoming a dance instructor. Another career choice is becoming a choreographer. In this position you will be in charge of creating an entire dance sequence. Choreographers also select the music, theme, lighting and costumes.

If you are in a location where your university of choice is not easily accessible, consider the fact that many institutions offer online degrees and courses. This option allows for great flexibility. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice be filling in the lead form.

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BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. [+]

BAs in Dance. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims The main educational aims of the programme are the following: I. To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. II. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. III. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. 2. Objectives The main educational objectives of the programme are the following: I. To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance. II. To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field. III. To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals. IV. To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to... [-]

Bachelor of Arts

University of Calgary
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Calgary

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and... [+]

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and technology. Many programs also explore the nature and influence of human behaviour. Our Music and Dance programs engage you in artistic development, creative expression and scholarly discipline. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered as either a B.A. or B.A. (Honours), both requiring the completion of 20.0 full course equivalents (120 credits) and normally four years of full-time study. Your Faculty and Major Studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree means that you are a student in the Faculty of Arts. The major that you choose refers to the subject area you’d like your Bachelor of Arts degree to focus on (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, major in History). This is something that you will have indicated when you applied for admission. Haven’t decided on a major? You should take courses from a number of different areas to see where you’d like to focus your studies. The courses on this list will help you choose courses for first year registration. You’re not required to declare your major until the end of your second full-time year, but keep in mind that it’s best to decide as soon... [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Commercial Dance

Relativity School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. [+]

BAs in Dance. The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. Relativity School’s exclusive commercial dance course sequence includes training in circus arts, dance geography, injury prevention, technical theatre production, iconic choreographers and dance history. The acting core component trains Commercial Dance students for success on stage and screen with coursework in acting, voice and speech, improvisation, camera technique, scene study and character development. A business course sequence and collaborative digital content make this program truly one-of-a-kind for anyone wishing to create a long, diversified career in Commercial Dance. Commerical dance students rehearse and take class on a state-of-the-art campus located at LA Center Studios, a 20-acre production lot for film and television that houses production for shows like Mad Men, Californication and Hannibal, Drunk History, and Medium. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in commercial dance including stage, film, television as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dance history, genre, style in a variety of applications with technical proficiency, professional vocabulary and artistic expressiveness. Possess a well-rounded... [-]

BA Dance (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged [+]

This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged to question the definition of dance and push its boundaries. The mentoring that guides these collaborative projects creates a stimulating and encouraging environment to assist the development of individual artistic voices. Inspired by Singapore’s location and social make-up, the programme embraces a range of cultures in its content, approach, and philosophy. International guest artists will visit and share their work and creative processes with you. Their contributions will broaden your perspective of dance and provide important networking opportunities. Both lecturers and visiting guest artists have trained and worked in institutions and companies within Asia, Europe, and America; their culturally diverse aesthetics, dance styles, and philosophies will add new dimensions and sensitivities to your discipline. As such, the programme focuses on helping you to discover new expressive languages. In the final year, you will receive professional placements with industry partners, and opportunities to apprentice at local dance companies, various studios, or with respected teachers. Graduates of this programme are robustly competitive and are positioned on the forefront of contemporary dance creation. By training with a current, creative, and collaborative focus, you will emerge as a dance artist who will challenge and expand the definitions of dance. Emphasising expanding conceptions of artistic practice that are supported by the mastery of contemporary dance and choreographic techniques, the programme includes: Performance and... [-]

BA Dance

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. [+]

BAs in Dance. Overview The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Performing Arts scholarship such as Dance in Education, Ethno-dance, Dance Psychology, Dance Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements: Candidates must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students... [-]

​BA (Hons) Dance

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. [+]

BAs in Dance. ​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through 3 core strands: The Healthier Dancer; Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance; and Professional Practice. In 2010-11 and 2012-13, the BA (Hons) Dance degree was awarded 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Dance in Wales and the UK: The picture of dance in Wales is one of continuous development. The worlds of creativity, performance, programming, participation and viewing are an integral part of the vibrant dance ecology. In order to further its ambitions for dance in Wales, the sector is consolidating existing strengths and building on achievements, whilst developing new initiatives and strategies, and pursuing vital partnerships at national and international level. Consequently the needs of the dance industry, not only in Wales but also across the whole of the UK, demand a highly skilled and innovative workforce. Life and career pathways are crucial to dance; through encounters with dance in school years to study and patterns of training at higher levels; and from there to the employment and retention of practitioners and the sustainability of practice and companies. The importance of preparing those who wish to pursue a career in dance cannot be over stated and as such, any education and training, whether at initial entry points, undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development (CPD), needs... [-]