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The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment in which students develop as creative artists, scholars and educators. The BFA program in dance offers a transdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes collaboration and a holistic approach to education. The program encourages artists of the 21st-century to develop multiple skills for success in the arts and related fields.
The core values of the program include creativity, research, leadership, reflection, humanity and context. These values are embedded in a broad range of academic experiences that emphasize creative practices (the study of the creative process and dance-making using improvisation, choreography and interdisciplinary approaches); dance and digital arts; dance history, ethnography and philosophy; movement practices (the study of the theory, history and technique of a range of dance forms and mind-body practices, including contemporary ballet, Latin dance practices, postmodern contemporary dance, somatic practices and urban dance practices); and seminars.
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A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The comprehensive academic foundation of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance prepares students to be leading dance professionals of the 21st century. Graduates of the program have the expertise to pursue professions as choreographers, performers, educators, community artists, scholars and much more. After leaving ASU, many graduates participate in activities like these:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||12%||$66,930|
|Coaches and Scouts||12.9%||$32,270|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||10.3%||$64,020|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||10.1%||$39,210|
|Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$60,150|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$57,720|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).