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Dance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, KY,
We offer a variety of majors and minors to suit a variety of career goals and levels of interest. Whether you want to dabble, learn it all, or focus in one skill area, we've got a program to accommodate you. Do you love theatre? Do you love dance? We do too, and we'll help you shape your studies in a way that best serves you.

About

At Western Kentucky University, we believe that what you learn in the shops, the studios, and onstage is every bit as important as what happens in the classroom.  Our intensive production season provides plenty of hands on experience. We provide many opportunities throughout the year for you to perform within WKU’s Theatre & Dance Department.

Our Productions

On average, we offer around 75 individual performances of 20 to 25 different productions every year, including:

  • 4 Mainstage productions, including at least one musical
  • 2 Mainstage dance concerts
  • 3 Student-choreographed dance concerts
  • A Children's Theatre Series of 3 to 5 productions
  • A Studio Series of student-directed works
  • A Next Stage Series of showcases, Revusicals and works in progress
  • A New Works Festival, every other year

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ballet Technique Course 
  • Jazz or Modern Technique Course
  • Rehearsal and Production
  • University Experience in Performing Arts 
  • Costume Technology 
  • Colonnade

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION CHECKLIST:
  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Financial Evidence of Support
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
  • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.
International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13572 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    13248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    5401 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5401 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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