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.Apply Now
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.