The College of Fine Arts houses the Department of Dance. Eight full-time professional dance faculty, a rotating guest artist-in-residence dance position, and several part-time dance specialists compose the dance faculty. The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in performance/choreography or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in dance production as well as a minor in dance, a minor in Pilates, and certificate in Pilates.
A unique feature of the program allows students to train with equal emphasis in ballet, modern and jazz dance technique, as well as other areas of dance. A wide variety of courses in Pilates, improvisation, composition, choreography, music theory, production, history and aesthetics, kinesiology, and injury prevention are required offerings for serious study of dance.
Yearly Concert Series
Numerous opportunities for student performances are provided with a yearly concert series. Faculty concerts, artist-in-residence concerts, student choreographer showcase, and the annual spring concert make up this concert calendar. In addition, the dance company provides a professional performance environment for student performers. Students in this company perform choreography by internationally known guest artists and dance faculty. All dance students are invited to audition for all performance companies.