• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1262 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Your path to artistic and academic excellence starts here.The School for Classical & Contemporary from Texas Christian University, BFA's Dance degrees combine the depth of conservatory training with the breadth of a liberal arts education. 
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We offer comprehensive studies in dance and dance-related subjects, including classical and contemporary dance technique, choreography, improvisation, dance history, teaching methods, variations, classical partnering, contact improvisation, dance theory, music for dance, lighting for dance, functional anatomy and international dance forms.

You’ll have numerous chances to perform and create through the faculty/guest artist concert each semester, senior choreography concerts, and travel to the American College Dance Association each year. Dance majors can choose to study abroad for a semester at University of Roehampton, the UK’s number one ranked dance program.

Career Prospects

The Texas Christian University School for Classical & Contemporary Dance blends artistic integrity and technical excellence with academic challenge.

Our graduates have gone on to perform with Mark Morris Dance Company, Eugene Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theater, Tallahassee Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Sleep No More, Then She Fell, Noblemotion, Metdance; they serve as artistic directors: Von Howard Project, The Seldoms, Project606 Dance, imPulse Dance; they are studio owners and small business entrepreneurs as well as dance educators in K-12, studios, conservatories, performing arts schools, colleges, universities, and outreach programs; they work as arts administrators in various artistic and not-for-profit sectors, photographers and filmmakers, fitness coaches and teachers, physical therapists, dance therapists and medical doctors.

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:
  • Ballet Technique
  • Modern Dance Technique
  • Choreography
  • Pilates-based Bodywork
  • Teaching Methods
  • Lighting for Dance

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Essay
  • Counselor Evaluation/Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
  • English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision Applicants Only)
  • Optional Application Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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