Life in Motion.
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE with Concentrations in Performance
and in Choreography & Dance Studies
The BFA in Dance is a comprehensive program designed to develop versatile dancers for professional careers or graduate studies. Our program offers a variety of dance academics, all devised to further your love of technique, dance history, the science behind our instrument (the human body), and the art of teaching dance to others. You will train intensely in Ballet and Contemporary technique, with the option of declaring an emphasis in either genre for more concentrated study. Explore and express your personal style in our Dance Composition courses. Many performance opportunities are available in our annual faculty concert and senior dance capstone projects. Additionally, UTEP dance students travel to the American College Dance Association conference each year to perform adjudicated works and to take a variety of classes from regional teachers and national guest artists. For the dancer who wants to explore his or her technique and artistry more deeply, our experienced faculty has connections both nationally and abroad for intensive winter and summer study.
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BACHELORS OF ARTS IN DANCE with Teaching Certification
If your high school dance teacher inspired you, then the BA in Dance with Teaching Certification is just the program for you. This degree is specifically designed for students who wish to teach in high school dance programs and includes a minor in Secondary Education. The last year of study includes student teaching in local schools.
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MINOR IN DANCE
Are you interested in beginning or continuing your dance training while pursuing a degree in another field? Can a background in dance enhance your career goals? The Minor in Dance offers classes in Contemporary and Ballet technique, History of Dance, and Dance Appreciation. Choose from electives in World Dance and Dance for Musical Theatre, or special topics such as Dances of Mexico and Spain and Performance as Social Activism. The Minor in Dance requires 18 hours of study and attainment of an intermediate level of proficiency in one style of dance.
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For more information on admission and how to become a miner, visit: https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/admissions/.