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Dance, BFA
Dance, BFA

Dance, BFA

  • ID:WWU10044
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • Application Fee:$65.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,120.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,080.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,188.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,034.00
  • Application Fee:$65.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,120.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,080.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,188.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,034.00

* Health Service, Non-Academic Building, Recreation Center, Technology, Renewable Energy and Transportation, Books & Supplies,

Estimated Total/program:
$165,948.00
Apply
60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
Fly
1

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants are responsible for requesting official credentials/transcripts from the appropriate institutions as defined below. A transcript is considered official if is sent directly from the institution of origin or the Ministry of Education to the Office of Admissions. Please do not mail your own transcripts. They cannot be accepted, even in a sealed envelope.

First-Year applicants must submit:

  • Official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate applicants must submit:

  • Official credentials from all postsecondary institutions attended, even if you do not expect to transfer credit. Only transcripts issued within the last year will be accepted.

  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 45 transferable quarter (30 semester) credits must also submit official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: Minimum Score: 79 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based).

  • IELTS: Minimum Score: 6.5

  • Duolingo: The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken in under an hour for $49. The test requires a computer with a camera, audio and reliable internet. Results are sent within 48 hours and shared with the schools you select for free. Score: 105 or higher

  • Grades: Earn at least a "B" or 3.0 in two college-level English composition courses at a U.S. college/university. Students with these grades are NOT required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Course Information

Western's BFA Program in Dance 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. The BFA degree 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.

In the course of their Dance studies, students will learn to understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts, while nurturing a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement as an art form. Western Dance majors develop multiple skills that are essential in all fields, including self-discipline, collaboration, patience and problem-solving. 

Majors are also eligible for the Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation minor (“AECI”), a unique program of WWU focused on launching successful creative careers in the arts. Scholarships are available to students pursuing the AECI minor.

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Requirements

 DNC 121 - Contemporary Dance I - Level 1 Credits: 3

DNC 122 - Contemporary Dance I - Level 2 Credits: 3

 DNC 123 - Contemporary Dance I - Level 3 Credits: 3

DNC 221 - Contemporary Dance II - Level 1 Credits: 3

DNC 222 - Contemporary Dance II - Level 2 Credits: 3

 DNC 223 - Contemporary Dance II - Level 3 Credits: 3

DNC 231 - Introduction to Dance History Credits: 3

DNC 232 - Movement and Culture Credits: 3

DNC 242 - Choreography I Credits: 3

DNC 257 - Performance Credits: 2

 DNC 321 - Contemporary Dance III - Level 1 Credits: 3

DNC 322 - Contemporary Dance III - Level 2 Credits: 3

DNC 323 - Contemporary Dance III - Level 3 Credits: 3

  DNC 339 - Functional Alignment Credits: 3

 DNC 340 - Anatomy for Dancers Credits: 4

DNC 342 - Choreography II Credits: 4

DNC 345 - Fundamentals of Contemporary Partnering Credits: 2

DNC 357 - Repertory Credits: 2

DNC 403 - Senior Seminar Credits: 1

DNC 404 - Capstone Preparation Credits: 1

DNC 421 - Contemporary Dance IV - Level 1 Credits: 3

DNC 422 - Contemporary Dance IV - Level 2 Credits: 3

 DNC 423 - Contemporary Dance IV - Level 3 Credits: 3

DNC 431 - History of Western Dance Since 1450 Credits: 4

 DNC 442 - Advanced Choreography Credits: 4

THTR 212 - Introduction to Stage Technology Credits: 4

12-18 credits from:

     DNC 211 - Ballet II - Level 1 Credits: 2

     DNC 212 - Ballet II - Level 2 Credits: 2

     DNC 213 - Ballet II - Level 3 Credits: 2

     DNC 311 - Ballet III - Level 1 Credits: 3

     DNC 312 - Ballet III - Level 2 Credits: 3

     DNC 313 - Ballet III - Level 3 Credits: 3

One course from:

    DNC 433 - Creative Movement for Educators With Lab Credits: 4

    DNC 434 - Dance Arts in Education Credits: 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Professional Dancer 

  • Choreographer  

  • Dance Therapist 

  • Arts Management 

  • Dance Educator 

  • Dance Notation 

  • Professor

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Emergency Health Insurance: $1,188 per year

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