• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Dance program of Loyola Marymount University is committed to the inquiry and practice of dance as a creative, expressive art form that is integral to life. The program believes that the study of dance engages the student as a whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
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Overview

Guided by collaborative partnerships with teachers and scholars, opportunities to engage prominent dance artists, as well as participation with the diverse cultural and dance communities of Los Angeles and beyond, LMU Dance prepares students for a variety of career paths in dance and related areas of professional engagement. 

The Dance program of Loyola Marymount University provides a strong, unified learning community that works with deep intention, cooperation, and flexible engagement in performance, scholarship, choreography, and social action.

Housed in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance, the Dance Program offers coursework for the dance major, the dance minor, and the general student population who wish to pursue dance as part of the core curriculum, as electives, and for the purposes of a liberal arts education.

The dance major curriculum builds upon the foundation of Dance as an art form and a humanistic experience. Studio and theory coursework are designed to integrate practical dance experience with more formal academic study so that the student is educated as a dancer who can perform, write, and speak about the art of Dance and dancing.

Career Pathways

An LMU Dance Education prepares students to step into, or continue training toward, careers in these and other fields.
  • Creative Artist/Performer
  • Choreography
  • Professional Presenter/Publisher
  • Teacher
  • Graduate Education
  • Certifications
  • Social Services
  • Technical Theatre
  • Health & Wellness

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Dance
  • Principles of Movement
  • Dance Composition
  • Stagecraft for Dancers
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Dance Styles and Forms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application
  • Audition DVD/USB drive or link to video (or In-Person Audition)
  • Interview
  • Resume or Summary of Study
  • Goals Statement
  • Dance Program Audition Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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