• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The UGA Department of Dance at the University of Georgia offers the degrees Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Students have the option of earning Teacher Certification along with the degrees in Dance.
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Overview

The program of study is a comprehensive dance curriculum with professional training in contemporary dance and ballet. Jazz, tap and ballroom dance classes are also offered. Coursework in dance explores the technical, stylistic , historical, analytical, and cultural aspects of dance with an emphasis on performance. Students explore, experiment and develop personal creativity and artistry.

The B.F.A. in Dance at the University of Georgia is grounded in studio courses in dance technique, with a 32 semester hour requirement in ballet and contemporary dance and additional requirements in jazz, tap, improvisation, and alternate forms. In the completion of technique courses, B.F.A. candidates must attain levels of performance higher than the levels required of candidates of the A.B. in Dance. 

Complementing the B.F.A. program’s technique component are the requirement of four semesters of membership in one of the department’s pre-professional performance companies, and a range of courses which employ dance as a vehicle for study of the human body, the creative process, musical form, the history of world cultures, psychology, educational theory and practice, and technical design for the stage and for multi-media formats. The curriculum enables dancers to develop technical proficiency and choreographic ability; gain experience in performance, production, and teaching; explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; experience the power of dance as an educational tool; and encounter dance as a total theatre experience.

Possible Job Titles:

  • Artist-in-Residence
  • Arts Council Director
  • Ballet Mistress/Master
  • Booking Agent
  • Choreographer
  • Choreography
  • College Professor
  • Community Dance Worker
  • Company Dancer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Performance Company 
  • Tap Dance Foundations 
  • Folk Dance Foundations
  • Jazz Dance Foundations
  • Contemporary Dance Foundations 
  • Ballet Foundations 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Transcript from your graduating high school
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Secondary School Report/Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher/Other Letter of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14415 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14415 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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