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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance - Admission Requirements

Steps to Apply

1. Apply to ASU as Dance major

When you apply to Arizona State University, you will be asked to indicate your intended major

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2. Apply to Dance Interview Day 


**You must have applied to ASU before you begin the application to Interview Day, but you do not need to be admitted through ASU Undergraduate Admissions prior to submitting your Dance Interview Day Application.**

Dance Interview Days: 

• Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. Materials due Feb. 15, 2018. (Interview at ASU's Tempe campus)
• Saturday, April 7, 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. Materials due April 5, 2018. (Interview at ASU's Tempe campus)
• Saturday, May 5, 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. Materials due May 3, 2018. (Interview at Arizona School of the Arts in Phoenix, AZ)

Compile the following materials online for the Dance Interview Application. Please submit materials two days before the interview. 

Online Dance Application 

Essay

  • Complete a 250-word essay answering the below question. The essay should be written in a word processing program that allows you to grammar and spell check your work. Then, you will copy and paste this into the online application.
  • Essay Questions:
    • First-time dance applicants: The School of Film, Dance and Theatre's dance program revolves around the notion of fostering and nurturing creativity. This central principle informs all areas of practice and is supported by a core set of values - humanity, leadership, reflection, and context. Describe why these core values are important to dance and how you hope to develop as a student at ASU.
    • Re-interviewing applicants: Describe what you have done to develop yourself and your movement/creative practice since your last interview (identify workshops attended, ASU classes, master classes, key experiences etc.) and address the core values of the program as detailed above.

Additional Information

  • You  will be asked to submit additional information regarding your dance experience, dance related experience, dance theory coursework, and experience with dance production and technology.

Letters of recommendations

  • Please submit at least two letters of recommendation (1 technique, 1 academic) from an instructor or someone with whom you have had professional and/or artistic interaction. Do not submit letters from relatives or close friends. These letters should be mailed directly to the School of Film, Dance and Theatre's main office in 232 Dixie Gammage Hall.

Interview Day Risk Release Form

 

Letters of recommendations and the release form may be sent to either of the below addresses:

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Attn: Dance Application School of Film, Dance and Theatre
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
PO Box 872002
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002

Fed Ex/UPS/Courier
ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Attn: Dance Application School of Film, Dance and Theatre
1001 S. Forest Mall Dixie Gammage Hall (GHALL), Room 232
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002