See Dance in the Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students section for bachelor of arts (B.A.) program information.
The objective of the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) program in dance is to provide professional-level training of multiple dance forms, with an emphasis on in-depth study of ballet, modern, and contemporary dance forms for students seeking careers in dance. The program supports student artists' creative and scholarly research on multiple levels, encouraging them to develop critical thinking skills as a base to career pathways in the arts, business, education, sciences, and technology. Students will attain a clear and fundamental knowledge of how their embodied experiences, including improvising, performing, choreographing, writing, and teaching are investigated, integrated, and ultimately synthesized through artistic and scholarly methodologies.