Do you want to enter a profession that values self expression, intellectual investigation, creative exploration and discipline? Pursuing a bachelorís degree in Dance at the University of North Texas will prepare you for such a career.
As a Dance major, you may find career opportunities:
We provide rigorous course work leading to either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. In addition, we can assist you with earning teacher certification in Dance.
Our curriculum exposes you to a broad range of dance techniques including modern dance and ballet, jazz, tap, African and other world dance forms. You also learn about related areas such as improvisation, choreography, dance history and music for dance.
Dance faculty members have extensive experience as choreographers, performers, directors, educators and researchers with expertise in:
They have served as master teachers and presenters at national and international conferences and festivals. Their choreographic work has been presented by dance companies and independent performance groups throughout the nation. They have also been involved with international performances in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, France and Tunisia.
You can meet other students who share your dance interest by participating in the Chi Tau Epsilon national dance honor society and the DANCE UNiT student organization. DANCE UNiT also provides opportunities to perform and present choreography at its annual Daybreak Performance event. Other performance opportunities are available through events hosted by the department and the American College Dance Festival Association.
Our facilities include numerous rehearsal rooms, the University Theatre and Studio Theatre performance venues, and five dance studios.
Competitive scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. They are awarded based on academic excellence and professionalism. Information about these scholarships is available at danceandtheatre.unt.edu.
You will need to complete an audition in order to move into major status. Audition information is available by clicking on the admissions link at danceandtheatre.unt.edu.
The B.F.A. degree requires you to complete 76 credit hours in dance with strong emphases on dance technique, creative studies, dance theory and professional preparation. The B.A. degree requires 48 credit hours to be completed. Both degrees have additional course requirements in human anatomy and physiology.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at http://transition.unt.edu.