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Mount Holyoke College

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
Duration
54400 USD/year
54400 USD/year
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A dance student will investigate physical, cultural and aesthetic principles of dance and embody the skillful practice of different dance traditions. The Bachelor in Dance from Mount Holyoke College has a curriculum of core courses and areas of concentration emphasize technical training, performance, creative practice and critical/theoretical understanding.

Overview

Bachelor in Dance from Mount Holyoke College offers a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing technical training, creative experimentation, and critical/theoretical understanding. The department is renowned for its extensive studio offerings in ballet technique, contemporary/modern technique, and repertory/performance, as well as its rotating offerings in West African dance, hip hop, tap, jazz, Indian classical dance, Tango, contact improvisation and musical theatre. Theory courses range from Scientific Foundations in Dance to Studies in Dance History, Analysis of Rhythm and Choreography.

The dance major offers the opportunity to investigate these and other questions through a curriculum of core courses and areas of concentration emphasizing technical training, creative practice and critical/theoretical understanding. 

The major is designed to prepare students for dance careers in:

  • choreography and performance; 
  • science, 
  • somatics and arts therapies;
  •  education and community engagement 
  • and history 
  • theory and criticism.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Studies in Dance History
  • Scientific Foundations
  • Elementary Composition
  • Dance and Culture
  • Analysis of Rhythm from a Dancer’s Perspective
  • Senior Seminar

Choreography and Performance:

  • Intermediate Composition
  • Repertory and Theory or Classical Ballet Variations
  • Advanced Composition
  • Rhythmic Analysis II

Dance Science, Somatics and Arts Therapies

  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • The Sustainable Self: Resources for Body and Mind
  • Advanced Scientific Foundations of Dance
  • Advanced Studies, Special Topics

History, Theory and Criticism

  • Dance Studies
  • Writing About Dance
  • Advanced Studies: Special Topics
  • The Round Table: Research in Dance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
  • Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
  • Standardized Test Scores (optional)
  • Art Supplement (optional)
  • English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
  • Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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