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Performance and Choreography, B.F.A/

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The B.F.A. Performance and Choreography program offered by Ohio University will focus on choreography and performance where you’ll foster your technique, creative abilities and weave in other skills with the study of dance history, ethnology, kinesiology, and music for dance. 
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography curriculum provides a foundation on which to build a career as a performer, choreographer or teacher. Core curriculum in dance at Ohio University emphasizes developing performance skills through the study of technique, and fostering creative abilities through the study of choreography. Other major coursework provides a broad knowledge in dance history, ethnology, kinesiology, music, and the teaching of dance.

Key facts:

  • The first year of the program introduces the dancer to the expectations of the school for its pre-professional training program.
  • The second year of the program deepens the discipline and practice of dance for the B.F.A. major in Choreography and Performance. Students are expected to devote more time to their work outside the usual class period.
  • The third year intensifies focus on training and the application of knowledge in a variety of areas including kinesiology and teaching courses. A Junior choreography project is undertaken in the spring of the junior year to prepare the B.F.A. major for the senior capstone project work.
  • The final year refines the dancer's technique, choreographic production and concert management in a senior choreographic project. Students who have an interest in teaching may be invited to teach under supervision.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Dance Technique
  • Ballet Technique
  • Beginning Dance
  • Jazz Dance Technique
  • African Dance Technique
  • Composition
  • History, Traditions and Languages of Dance
  • Dance Production

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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