College of Liberal Arts
UTEP dance students can choose from two degree options: a B.A. in Dance with a minor in education and grade 7-12 teaching certificate, or a BFA in dance. Dance majors have the opportunity to start dancing during their first semester of classes. Students also can audition for Department of Theatre and Dance shows.
Students in the BFA program select from two concentrations — dance studies and choreography, or performance
Dance faculty include international educators and artists who work closely with the local community
Participate in public performances such as UTEP Dinner Theatre musicals or Department of Theatre and Dance shows
While a UTEP student, China native Kaelin Li Walker was a teaching assistant in the Department of Theatre and Dance and a member of the Desert Dance student organization. She also served as a peer leader on the Student Engagement Board, a Student Government Association Senator At Large, and vice president of the University Honors Council. She appreciated her “top notch, super diverse” faculty. She plans to attend graduate school.
Many UTEP dance graduates find employment as educators, dance studio teachers and owners, dance team coaches, community dance practitioners, arts administrators, movement specialists and dance therapists.
UTEP offers grants and scholarships that may cover your entire tuition.
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