BFA Handbook Welcome

The dance faculty and staff would like to welcome you to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in the School of Music and Dance. We are pleased you have chosen San Jose State University to further your dance training and education.

The BFA is a professional degree, with a concentration in technique, choreography, theory and performance. It is an intense program of study, and is specifically designed to prepare you for a professional dance career. Your education will be supported by our faculty and staff, our dedicated part-time faculty and prominent guest artists. You will be challenged with technical practice in various dance techniques, theoretical study in several areas, and multiple performance opportunities. We believe your experiences in the dance program will help you grow into a successful dancer, and will enable you to contribute to your community as an individual and an artist.