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Ballet, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
A 50-year tradition of excellence in ballet instruction has gained the School of Dance's Ballet program a national reputation. Students benefit from the school's small size, only 90 students, and an award-winning faculty. The Ballet programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma .
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The state-of-the art building houses dance studios, a body conditioning studio, student warm-up areas, a media and study center, dance archives and conference rooms.

The School of Dance fosters a professional environment devoted to performance, teaching, choreography, art and education for dance students. Courses give students the theoretical, historical and theatrical perspectives of ballet that they need to succeed IN A professional dance company or theater. This strong foundation in classical ballet, coupled with OU's outstanding liberal arts tradition, produces dancers who are poised for professional success.

While in the program, students audition for the school's classical ballet company, the Oklahoma Festival Ballet, which provides a multitude of performance opportunities at the local, national and international level. Performing in the company's annual productions gives students a competitive edge and the ability to work on their technical and expressive abilities in a real-world atmosphere.

Degree Options

A Ballet student graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance  from University of Oklahoma .degree with an emphasis in performance or pedagogy. The School of Dance also offers a Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree with an emphasis in performance, pedagogy or choreography.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stage Makeup for the Dancer
  • Rehearsal and Production
  • Rehearsal and Production
  • Pointe Class (two semesters)
  • Ballet Variations (Ballet Repertoire)
  • Performance Practices in Ballet
  • Pas de Deux (two semesters)
  • Ballet Choreography
  • Teaching of Ballet Technique
  • Senior Capstone (see Gen. Ed. Requirements)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12349 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12349 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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