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Dance, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Bellingham, WA, United States
In the course of their Dance studies at Western Washington University, students will learn to understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts, while nurturing a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement that is reflective of and insightful toward the human condition.

Overview

Why Consider a Dance Major with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree?

The BFA Program in Dance at Western Washington University is a professionally oriented degree, which presumes that students are seriously interested in the process of performing or choreographing and wish to make it their career.

The BFA degree is a highly selective program which trains exceptionally committed, disciplined, and talented students to the level at which they might gain entry to a leading graduate, conservatory, or MFA Program, or directly enter one of the areas of the dancing profession.

Sample Careers

Professional Dancer | Choreographer | Dance Therapist | Arts Management | Dance Educator | Dance Notation | Professor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    94-103 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coursework includes:
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Introduction to Dance in Western Cultures
  • Movement and Culture
  • Choreography
  • Performance
  • Functional Alignment
  • Anatomy for Dancers
  • Fundamentals of Contemporary Partnering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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