About Dance (B.A.)
The BA in dance is for students seeking a broad liberal arts education with a specialization in the area of dance. Students pursuing the bachelor of arts in dance are enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. While an audition is not required as part of the admissions process for the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, an audition is required to declare the BA major or minor in dance. BA and minor dance auditions are held each semester in November and April for current Rutgers students.
BA dance majors complete 41 credits in dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Courses include modern technique, ballet technique, improvisation, choreography, production, dance history, kinesiology, rhythm, Laban Movement Analysis, dance studies, African fusion technique, as well as electives in other dance and movement forms.
Related Program and Degrees
The minor in dance program provides introductory experience in dance training and dance theory. Minors in dance complete 20 credits in dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Auditions are required to take courses beyond Modern Dance II. A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required to apply and students must earn a C or better in required courses to complete the minor. Online versions of many courses are available through Rutgers Arts Online.