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Arizona State University, USA, Tempe

Dance (Dance Education), B.A.

  • Dance (Dance Education), B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 33,396

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The BFA program in dance education prepares students for certification to teach dance in K-12 schools in the state of Arizona. Students in this degree program are required to complete additional state certification requirements. The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment where students develop as creative artists, scholars and educators. Studies in dance cultures, music, digital media, dance history, philosophy and criticism, movement science, somatics, and stage and screen production enhance the rich educational setting.

Career Opportunities

If you re creative and imaginative, a degree in art could be just what you re looking for to express yourself. Art may not be a vocational subject that is, one that leads to a specific career but this does not mean it won t be a good preparation for the world of work. Whether you choose to specialize in fine art or the history of art, the skills you gain during your degree are likely to be highly valued and transferable to many sectors, including specialized art careers as well as many general graduate roles. Alongside a range of practical arts skills, art graduates should also have good observational, analytical and research skills, including the ability to solve problems creatively and work well both independently and in groups. In the majority of the art careers detailed below, you will find it essential or highly advantageous to have a varied portfolio of work to show prospective employers, including some of your own original ideas as well as coursework. The theoretical side of your degree should allow you to put this work into context, explaining your influences, the thought behind your choice of themes and why you used certain materials and techniques.

Course Overview

Creativity and research, the core program values, are embedded in a broad range of academic experiences emphasizing movement and creative practices, artistic process, leadership and pedagogy. Career Opportunities The concentration in dance education lays the foundation for a career in teaching in public and private settings. Students earn an Arizona teaching certification while pursuing the dance education degree, and they can expect to find employment in one of many thriving middle school and high school dance programs throughout the state or in more informal community settings.


Programme Structure Courses include: First-Year Movement Practices I First-Year Creative Practices I First-Year Seminar I First-Year Composition Advanced First-Year Composition Mathematics First-Year Movement Practices II First-Year Creative Practices II First-Year Seminar II Dance, Culture, and Global Contexts Social-Behavioral Sciences AND Cultural Diversity in the U.S. AND Global Awareness Second-Year Movement Practices I Second-Year Creative Practices I Second-Year Seminar I

Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Admission Requirements: ASU welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU. English - 4 years (composition/literature based) Math - 4 years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite) Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics) Social Science - 2 years (including 1 year American history) Second Language - 2 years (same language) Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education - 1 year Applicants must also meet at least one of the following: Top 25% in high school graduating class 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A") ACT 22 (24 nonresidents) SAT Reasoning 1120 (1180 nonresidents) Additional Requirements: Admission to the BFA in dance is selective and based on an interview process. Students are admitted to ASU as dance interview students and must successfully complete an interview and audition before enrolling in the dance major. If you pass your interview, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre will change your major to the BFA in dance. In the event that you are admitted to ASU, but not selected as a dance major or you miss the interview application deadline, you will enter ASU as a dance interview student and will need to successfully pass the dance interview and audition milestone in the first semester in order to gain admission into the program. Interview days take place in November, February and April of each year. To ensure a smooth curricular progression, we strongly encourage all prospective dance students, including transfer students, to participate in the interview day during the semester prior to their intended date of enrollment. More information on the interview process and deadlines can be found at Dance Interview Days 2015-2016 Materials due October 30th, 2015 for November 21st, 2015 interview. Materials due January 30th, 2016 for February 20th, 2016 interview. Materials due March 25th, 2016 for April 16th, 2016 interview. Direct transfer of courses from other accredited institutions to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are subject to the existence of parallel and equal courses in the college's curriculum, and departmental or school evaluation of studio courses with respect to performance standards. Every candidate for the bachelor's degree must earn a minimum of 30 hours in resident credit at ASU. Transfer students enrolled in the institute must complete a minimum of 15 hours of resident credit in the major as approved by the faculty.

English Entry Requirement

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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