Bachelor of Fine Arts
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About Dance Performance (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program in dance is for students seeking careers as professional dance artists who wish to pursue their goals within the artistic and intellectual climate of a major research university. The faculty’s diverse interests and accomplishments as artists, scholars, and educators ensure expert direction in all three areas of the curriculum: technique and performance, choreography, and theoretical studies. Students applying to the BFA in dance must submit an application to the Mason Gross School of the Arts and participate in an audition.

The Dance Department enrolls a cohort of approximately 40 students each year in the BFA degree program. BFA dance majors pursue their studies in a dedicated community that prioritizes their development as future artists, educators, and scholars. Students are guided to extend and refine their artistic potential through work in state-of-the-art studio and performance facilities just 45 minutes from New York City. The Dance Department regularly hosts dance companies and dance practitioners who are internationally renowned in the field, offering students opportunities to work side-by-side on the stage and in the classroom with professional choreographers, dance educators, and dance scholars.

BFA majors in their third year of study may study abroad at the DanceJerusalem program in Jerusalem, Israel, facilitated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) or the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, United Kingdom.

To apply, applicants must submit the Mason Gross supplemental application and complete an audition.