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Dance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Chicago, IL, United States
This major offers conservatory level dance training in dance within the context of Loyola’s Ignatian liberal arts curriculum and features the most significant element of conservatory training — a daily ballet class. Our Modern curriculum features classical and contemporary forms. 
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Dance Majors consistently rehearse and perform in theatres on campus. Additionally our dancers have performed site-specific works at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), The Institute for Environmental Sustainability, and The Madonna della Strada Chapel.

Chicago serves as extended classroom for our program, and our dancers engage extensively with the professional dance community through Loyola’s premier professional faculty, guest artists, internship opportunities, world-class performances, master classes and workshops. Loyola University Chicago Dance Majors participate in a host of co-curricular activities that strengthen artistic practices and serve our commitment to social justice. These include The American College Dance Association Festival, IN/Motion: Chicago’s Dance Film Festival. interdisciplinary collaborations, research presentations, and international immersion activities among others.

  • The study of dance is experiential and transformative, impacting student learning in affective, psychomotor, cognitive and spiritual domains.
  • We preserve and contextualize classical techniques and masterworks, investigating work from the past to enrich current and emerging approaches to dance creation and performance.
  • Our curricular and co-curricular structures engage students in a wide variety of dance experiences that serve as professional development, community-building, and self-discovery opportunities.
  • We are committed to excellence in the building of dance professionals and artists who will be advocates for creative work and will become leaders in their fields

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Crafts for the Stage
  • Dance History
  • Dance Kinesiology
  • Dance Practicum
  • Rehearsal and Performance
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Dance Composition

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit your online application.
  • Ask your high school to send us your official transcript.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • Upon admission, pay your enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class.
  • Arrange to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to us.
  • If applicable, submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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