The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance is a rigorous program requiring 70 credit hours in the areas of dance technique and performance. This degree option is geared to pursue a professional career as a performing artist or choreographer.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance is intended for the student who desires a curriculum of study allowing for greater elective choices within the context of her/his liberal arts experiences. The B.A. degree provides room in the curriculum for the completion of a second major or one or more minors. Students pursuing this course of study are often interested in preparing for careers and/or continued study in dance-related areas. Double-major students in this track have successfully combined pursuit of a B.A. in Dance with business, communications, psychology, education, nutrition, and interior design and fashion to name just a few.
The Bachelor of Science Degree with Teacher Licensure is intended for the student who aspires to teaching dance in the K-12 setting. In addition to completing the core requirements within the dance major, the teacher candidate must also satisfy the requirements and policies of the College of Education and Human Development and the Virginia State Department of Education.