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College
College of the Arts

Department
School of Theatre and Dance

Dance Division
D-101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
E-mail: dance@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2069
Fax: 330-672-2889
Web: http://www.dance.kent.edu

Theatre Division
B141 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2082
E-mail: theatre@kent.edu
Web: www.theatre.kent.edu

 

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies allows students who have some previous dance experience and a strong interest in another subject area, within or outside of the arts, the opportunity to combine the two into one degree option. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in dance techniques and dance academics while allowing flexibility to incorporate another area or minor. The degree program encourages exploration of areas that can be combined with dance to enhance opportunities for future employment.

Career Opportunities

Combining Dance with a minor or other areas of study will provide support for careers in areas such as: Dance and Fitness studio ownership or operation (Business, Entrepreneurship, Recreation Management); Dance Therapy (Psychology); Entertainment (Theatre); Dance criticism (Journalism); Arts Management (Event planning, State Management); Costume, lighting or scenic design for dance (Theatre); Dance medicine (Athletic Training, Exercise Science) and Dance Photography (Photojournalism) to name a few. Future dance teachers can broaden their potential market if they possess skills in Sign Language, or teaching students with physical or developmental challenges (Special Education)

Admission Requirements

Freshman Students: Students must audition before being admitted to the dance program. Inquiries can be directed to the Dance Division Director, D-101C Kent Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 (or call 330-672-2069).

Transfer Students: In addition to meeting the general transfer admission requirement (2.000 cumulative GPA), students must audition before being admitted to the dance program. Inquiries can be directed to the Dance Division Director, D-101C Kent Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 (or call 330-672-2069).

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and a 2.500 GPA in the major.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$100/semester

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Dance

Student Organizations

Student Dance Education Organization

Advanced Degree Programs