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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography provides experience in dance as an art form with emphasis on creative and performance activities. Coursework in contemporary dance, ballet, choreography, and performance are central in the curriculum, providing a basis for graduate study and for careers related to dance.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a studio-intensive program that prepares students for a career in the art of dance, with an emphasis on choreography and performance. The program is open to students who maintain a 2.75 grade point average in addition to the entry audition.

All BFA students take studio technique courses in contemporary dance, ballet, and African dance, with elective courses in tap, jazz, capoeira, technology for dance, and somatic practices. In addition, all students complete a course of study in improvisation/choreography, performance, dance production and dance history. BFA students in dance can also choose to add NC K-12 Standard Professional I Licensure to their degree program. Additional courses are required.


View the Undergraduate Bulletin for this program’s curriculum.

Visit our Advising page for links to both the Degree Thumbnail and the Degree Audit Check Sheet for this program.

Undergraduate Dance Handbook

Download the Handbook here (.DOCX format)