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The BA program in performance and movement, with specialized tracks, provides students with a wide diversity of movement and performance arts training as well as a solid foundation in creative practice within the context of a liberal arts degree. This degree provides a place for those students interested in dance, acting and performance across a wide diversity of stages, platforms and communities. 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 bachelor's degree in performance and movement provides a transdisciplinary performance curriculum promoting innovative collaboration and a holistic approach to acquiring skills for successful career transitions.
Performance and Movement (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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The bachelor's degree in performance and movement provides an excellent broad-based foundation for work in the arts or entertainment professions or readies students for further training at graduate schools or conservatories. The program's liberal arts emphasis, combined with a focus on physical presence, prepares graduates for a variety of occupations in both performance and nonperformance fields. Opportunities may include work with:
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||10.8%||$64,300|
|Coaches and Scouts||5.9%||$30,640|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||9.1%||$59,720|
|Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other||6.8%||*|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||8.4%||$34,980|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||19%||$90,210|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.9%||$54,940|
|Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||10.1%||$58,280|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Therapists, All Other||23.6%||$55,900|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).