Dance

Dance degrees cover a wide range of styles, from ballet to street dance. Courses at performing arts schools prepare you for a career as a professional dancer or choreographer and are highly competitive. For these you would need experience of multiple dance styles and possibly even singing or acting abilities. Other university-based courses have a broader scope - including community arts, dance teaching and dance for fitness. Entry to most courses includes an audition.

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Dance

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Arts University Bournemouth
UK
City Island Campus : One campus. Multiple disciplines. Unlimited possibilities
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
As a specialist creative arts university we want our students to be experts in their discipline and so we offer single subjects.
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Chichester
UK
City Island Campus - Our main campus is just fifteen minutes walk from Chichester city centre.
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Less Selective (>75% admitted) - certain courses are more competitive than others and therefore more selective.
Both Single and Dual honours at Undergraduate with a focus on practical application
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
Hampshire College
USA
Large rural campus (over 300 hectares) including a sustainable farm, bordered by forest and mountains.
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - No minimum grade requirements; applicants are assessed in a comprehensive, holistic review process.
Students design customized programs of study in collaboration with hand-picked faculty committees.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA
Contemporary Dance
BA
Dance & Choreography
BA
Dance Performance
BA
Professional Dance
BA
Dance for commercial performance
BA
Musical Theatre
BA
Dance Science
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Practical (working with your hands)
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Design Mindset
Teamwork
Leadership
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Creativity
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
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