College of Fine and Applied Arts

Dance

Degrees:

Dance offers a BFA and a BA degree. Though basic requirements are the same for both degrees, specific application details differ. Current Illinois students should write to the Undergraduate Program Co-Director at dance@illinois.edu for details and the appropriate application form.

Requirements:

  • Policies and Procedures for Intercollegiate Transfer
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Students should apply as early in their college career as possible so they can begin the Dance curriculum. In general, students should anticipate studying for three to four years after transferring into Dance to earn their degree. However, this timeline is variable and depends upon the amount of training the individual student has already had. Students will be provided with accurate information after their audition.
  • Audition: Students must successfully complete an audition. Dates and information are available at http://dance.illinois.edu/prospective-students/bfa/apply.

Application Periods:

In general, students may only enter Dance in the fall semester, though they may take some classes leading to the degree in the spring semester. The Dance Department has auditions for prospective students in November, February and March (http://dance.illinois.edu/prospective-students/bfa/apply). Auditions results must be available before the College will review student’s academic eligibility for admission.

Important Links:

Dance Program Overview
Department Website

Advising:

The Department of Dance will contact the student after admission to notify them of their advisor’s name. The student will be responsible for setting up the initial appointment.