• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
The Department of Dance at UWM is committed to the development of skillful and vibrant dance artists and educators in their pursuit of a comprehensive education built upon diverse dance practices, research and community engagement.
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Overview

Our department supports a thriving local and regional presence, while it opens avenues and opportunities for national and global perspectives.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize artistic individuality and the development of professional skills required for successful careers in dance performance, choreography and education. Our innovative curriculum integrates multiple dance disciplines and somatic practices, creating a learning environment that prioritizes a balance of body and mind knowledge with informed, creative expression.

The Performance & Choreography/Africa and the Diaspora track in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance prepares students to perform and create original dance choreography for theatrical productions. Africa and the Diaspora majors complete a rigorous technical and creative curriculum with a foundation in Africa and the Diaspora techniques with cross training in ballet and modern. African Track majors additionally study body/mind sciences, dance pedagogy, historical and cultural contexts for dance and the interactive collaboration skills necessary to bring dance to the theatre with a high degree of excellence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film & Experience: The Filmmaker & the Viewer
  • Listening & Recording   
  • Filmmaking Technologies & Techniques
  • Image & Sound
  • Introduction to Experimental Media Arts
  • Intro to Digital Filmmaking
  • Concept Development & Film Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for acceptance into the Dance BFA program, students must first complete a successful audition. If unsuccessful, students may re-audition, but are limited to auditioning twice per academic year. 

  • Online Application
  • Application Fees
  • Evidence of English Proficiency
  • Official Transcript and Diploma from Secondary Studies
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Online Application
  • Application Fees
  • Evidence of English Proficiency
  • Official Transcript and Diploma from Secondary Studies
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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