Dance - B.F.A.
At Kent State University you train for a life in the arts. You will engage daily with your craft through our professionally-modeled production season and join a network of nationally and internationally recognized alumni artists, designers, technicians, and educators. Dance is different at Kent State.
Students who apply to Kent State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Dance Performance or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dance Studies, and are accepted by the university, are automatically accepted as a B.A. in Dance Studies major. Congratulations!
To complete the admission process for the B.A. in Dance Studies degree program, students must schedule an audition for class-level placement.
If you wish to be considered for the B.F.A. Dance Performance degree, you are required to schedule an audition. When the audition has been completed, you will be notified if you have been accepted and class-level recommendations will be made.
An audition is not required for admission to the Dance minor, but Dance minors who wish to be considered for advanced placement must participate in an audition.
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries
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The B.F.A. prepares students for careers as performers, creators and presenters. Dancers and choreographers work in a variety of industries, such as public and private educational settings, performing companies, and amusement and recreation venues, such as casinos, theme parks and cruise ships.
Related areas of employment include dance curation, dance administration, and therapeutic modalities such as dance science and medicine, physical and occupational therapy, dance therapy.