How To Apply
Admission to the School of Dance is a two-step process for both undergraduate and graduate students. You must submit separate applications to the University of Arizona and the School of Dance:
- Apply for admission to the University of Arizona
- Application process for admission for undergraduates to the School of Dance
- Apply for admission to the University of Arizona for graduates
- Application process for admission for graduates to the School of Dance
BFA PROGRAM AUDITIONS
In Person or Video Only auditions are available for dancers applying for Fall 2024.
Please navigate to the BFA Program page for important details and deadlines.
MFA PROGRAM AUDITIONS
Auditions are scheduled on an individual basis.
Please navigate to the MFA Program page for important details.
In Person tours, Virtual tours, and Q&A Sessions
We know the importance of getting a sense of our faculty, curriculum, facilities, and campus life as you consider our program, and we are offering ways to connect!
In Person Tours
To schedule an in person tour please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective Student Q&A Sessions
UA Dance is offering virtual Zoom events allowing prospective students to interact and learn about the University of Arizona School of Dance from dancers currently in the program! This will be a casual question and answer session allowing future UA dancers to get the inside scoop on what UA Dance is all about! Space is limited to allow attendees the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the UA dancers so they can truly understand what UA Dance has to offer.
Dates for fall 2024 sessions will be available after the start of the fall semester!
The BFA in Dance is a professional training degree emphasizing performance, creativity, and career-sustaining practices. We offer experiences that optimally prepare dancers for future careers in dance. Students may conduct their studies relative to the student’s career goals, such as commercial dance, concert dance, and “dance portfolio” – which provides a foundation for those interested in a range of career outcomes beyond performance. Students receive a well-rounded education and mentorship from a dance program with an intensive focus on professional dance performance, housed within a nationally lauded research-1 (R1) institution.Apply Now
The graduate curriculum in dance allows the student to focus on teaching, research, choreography or performance for dance. It also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary studies with other arts, humanities and sciences in support of the student’s development as a scholar, teacher and artist.
The M.F.A. degree has two emphasis areas that allow for intensive focus in performance or choreography. The program facilitates and nurtures dance artists in their area of emphasis while offering a comprehensive graduate education in dance. The M.F.A. degree is 60 units requiring 2-3 years of residency at the University of Arizona. The curriculum includes core courses and dance technique as well as courses in theory and pedagogy.
The School of Dance offers a dance minor, which is a 21 unit program of study. Dance minors track specifically in one of three disciplines, ballet, modern or jazz. Generally the dance minor program consists of dancers who audition for the BFA program who may not meet the criteria for entrance there. These dancers demonstrate a proficiency in either ballet, modern, or jazz, and may be offered a spot as a dance minor as the outcome of their audition. There are limited positions for dance minors.