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The Department of Theatre & Dance offers a baccalaureate degree and a minor in dance. In order to major in Dance you must audition and be accepted into the program. Students majoring in dance must also have either a second major or a minor.
Bachelor of Arts in Dance
The B.A. in Dance is designed to provide a solid foundation in the discipline of dance. A minor (or double major) in another field is also required. The B.A. in Dance is a 44 credit hour program. You must achieve at least level 5 in either Ballet or Jazz and level 3 in a second genre in order to graduate.
**Attention Tennessee residents: Students pursuing a B.A. in Dance at WKU may be eligible to receive in-state tuition. For more information, please visit the Tennessee Higher Education Commission information page on Academic Common Market for Tennessee Residents.
The Dance Minor provides students who have an interest in dance but do not want a bachelor degree with the opportunity to continue their studies in the area of dance. The Dance minor is a 27 credit hour program. You must achieve at least level 4 in either Ballet or Jazz and level 3 in a second genre in order to complete the minor.
General Education Courses
The Department of Theatre & Dance offers 12 different dance courses that can be used to fulfill general education requirements. For students who enrolled during or after Fall 2014, we offer two courses (DANC 110: Dance Appreciation and DANC 360: Dance in Culture) that can be used to fulfill requirements with the Colonnade Program.
Honors Dance Courses
Each semester the dance program offers several honors courses. Past offerings have included classes in ballet, jazz and modern as well as Dance in Culture.
WKU Dance Company
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