Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance is a professional degree that offers concentrations in modern or jazz technique, as well as comprehensive study in choreography, theory, and performance. It is an intense program of study and is specifically designed to prepare students for the competitive career of dance performance. Guided by dedicated faculty and prominent guest artists, students will be challenged with technical practice in various dance techniques, theoretical study in several areas, and multiple performance opportunities. We are confident that our BFA program will encourage each student in his or her unique talents to grow into a successful dancer and a significant contributor to the artistic community.


All BFA candidates are required to audition for acceptance into the Dance Program. Auditions for Fall 2017 will be announced soon.

The audition is comprised of three 30-minute classes, one each in modern, jazz, and ballet as well as an improvisational section. Applicants must also perform a prepared two- to three-minute piece that exhibits the applicant’s performing and technical strengths. Bring a CD or iPod to the audition. Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out forms and to warm up. Bring appropriate dance shoes for each class. Wear dance clothing that allows your bodylines to be visible, no extra layers.

Please contact the Dance Office or call 408-924-4051 to register.