B.A. On Campus


University of California, Irvine (UCI)

48 months
41196 USD/year
41196 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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The Dance program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is designed for those who wish to obtain a broad undergraduate background as preparation for careers or graduate work and related fields.


The Dance program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) offers students a dance education that stresses performance and choreography, and, at the same time, intellectual depth and scope. In addition to the core, 12 units of elective Dance courses are required.

The remaining elective units required for graduation may be chosen from Dance or other disciplines in relation to a student’s individual interest. 

While the program of study in Dance stresses technical proficiency and academic understanding in dance, the B.A. degree program also enables students to pursue elective subjects in their special areas of interest in other academic disciplines.


Careers in dance require excellent training and extraordinary discipline, tenacity, and dedication. Graduates of the Department have an excellent record of placement in the many fields of dance. Some have become professional dancers in ballet companies (including the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet); in modern dance companies (including Hubbard Street Dance Company, MOMIX, and Martha Graham Dance Ensemble); in touring companies (including Wicked, Newsies, Dirty Dancing, The Lion King, Fame: The Musical, Carousel, and Cirque du Soleil); and in films, television, and theatre.

In addition to training for professional dance performance and choreography, the major in dance serves as a basis for graduate study or job opportunities in fields such as dance history, dance science, dance pedagogy, dance reconstruction, dance criticism, dance video, and technology. Related fields, such as arts administration, law in relation to the arts, arts therapies, design and production, and music also offer positions for graduates. Students who are interested in a career in athletic training, physical therapy, or dance science will find a major in Dance, with related course work in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics, to be excellent preparation for further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Health and Injury Prevention
  • Music for Dancers
  • Choreography
  • Dance History 
  • Kinesiology for Dance
  • Laban Studies
  • Teaching of Dance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two years of history — One year of world or European history, cultures and geography, and one year of U.S. history or one half-year of U.S. history and one half-year of American government or civics 
  • Four years of English 
  • Three years of mathematics (four years recommended) — Must include algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra 
  • Two years of science (three years recommended) — Must include two years of laboratory science, however additional years can include a range of disciplines such as: applied science, engineering, computer science, and other integrated science courses.
  • Two years of a language other than English (three years recommended) — The second year or higher of the same language must be completed to fulfill this requirement 
  • One year of visual and performing arts — A yearlong course chosen from the following disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music, visual art, or interdisciplinary arts
  • One year of college-preparatory electives

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41196 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    41196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41196 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11442 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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