• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Bellingham, WA, United States
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. 
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Overview

The BFA Program in Dance at Western Washington University is a highly selective program which trains exceptionally committed, disciplined, and talented students.

Western’s varied curriculum provides learning opportunities in technique, choreography, partnering, contact improvisation, pedagogy courses, dance history, cultural dance forms, dance technology, functional alignment, and anatomy for dancers. Class sizes are designed for high quality instruction and interaction with faculty. Dance faculty come from diverse professional backgrounds to teach a variety of technique styles and are devoted to giving students the best possible dance education.

Careers and Graduate Studies

The Dance BFA program prepares students for leading graduate, conservatory, or MFA programs, or to directly enter one of the areas of the dancing profession.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    89 alternative credits
    • 89-99 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:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

  • The International Student Application for Admission 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6543 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6543 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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