B.F.A. in Dance

B.F.A. in Dance

The Fall 2021 application for FRESHMEN will open August 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

The Fall 2021 application for TRANSFERS will open August 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

Students interested in pursuing UTeach Dance must apply to the B.F.A. in Dance through ApplyTexas. During their program of study, dancers can elect to pursue the UTeach Dance component of the B.F.A. in Dance degree, which may lead to Texas teaching certification.

How to Apply

First-Year Applicants

1. Set up your UT EID

Your UT EID is your online account at The University of Texas at Austin. Get started here. Contact the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7399 for assistance.

2. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

This application form allows you to select your intended major and upload your audition video. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Dance Video Audition Requirements
  • Personal Introduction – Please explain why you are pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and what draws you to UT Austin’s Dance Program specifically (approximately one minute).
     
  • Video 1: A warm up and combination from one genre of choice (approximately 2 minutes).
     
  • Video 2: A solo in any genre. Can be choreographed by someone else or self-choreographed (approximately 1 minute).
     
  • Video 3: A combination or improvisation in a style that is different from the previous two videos (approximately 2 minutes). This is an opportunity to express your cultural interests or to explore a genre that you are interested in learning more about. Examples include, but are not limited to, jazz, hip hop, tap, social dance or cultural dance (flamenco, Irish dance, African dance, etc.).

3. Submit the ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Apply Texas Application
  1. Begin a new application for Fall 2021 semester. 
  2. Select "College of Fine Arts" as your first-choice school. 
  3. Select your desired Theatre and Dance degree program as your first choice major. 
  4. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. 
Coalition Application 
  1. Complete your Coalition Profile for The University of Texas at Austin and navigate to the "Program" page.
  2. Enter "Theatre," "Dance" or "Acting" to select your first choice major. 
  3. Select your desired theatre and dance degree. 

Transfer Applicants

For External Transfer Applicants

The B.F.A. in Dance is a four-year sequence of training. We cannot predict how the credits you may have pursued at another institution in dance will transfer into our training sequence. Once admitted, transfer students will meet with an advisor during orientation to determine their timeline to degree. All transfer students should expect to invest at least two to three full years of study in our department to complete a B.F.A. in Dance.

1. Set up your UT EID

Your UT EID is your online account at The University of Texas at Austin. Get started here. Contact the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7399 for assistance.

2. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

This application form allows you to select your intended major and upload your audition video. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Dance Video Audition Requirements
  • Personal Introduction – Please explain why you are pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and what draws you to UT Austin’s Dance Program specifically (approximately one minute).
     
  • Video 1: A warm up and combination from one genre of choice (approximately 2 minutes).
     
  • Video 2: A solo in any genre. Can be choreographed by someone else or self-choreographed (approximately 1 minute).
     
  • Video 3: A combination or improvisation in a style that is different from the previous two videos (approximately 2 minutes). This is an opportunity to express your cultural interests or to explore a genre that you are interested in learning more about. Examples include, but are not limited to, jazz, hip hop, tap, social dance or cultural dance (flamenco, Irish dance, African dance, etc.).

3. Submit the ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Apply Texas Application
  1. Begin a new application for Fall 2021 semester. 
  2. Select "College of Fine Arts" as your first-choice school. 
  3. Select your desired Theatre and Dance degree program as your first choice major. 
  4. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. 
Coalition Application 
  1. Complete your Coalition Profile for The University of Texas at Austin and navigate to the "Program" page.
  2. Enter "Theatre," "Dance" or "Acting" to select your first choice major. 
  3. Select your desired theatre and dance degree. 

For Internal (Change of Major) Applicants

Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

This application form allows you to select your intended major and upload your audition video. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Dance Video Audition Requirements
  • Personal Introduction – Please explain why you are pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and what draws you to UT Austin’s Dance Program specifically (approximately one minute).
     
  • Video 1: A warm up and combination from one genre of choice (approximately 2 minutes)
     
  • Video 2: A solo in any genre. Can be choreographed by someone else or self-choreographed (approximately 1 minute)
     
  • Video 3: A combination or improvisation in a style that is different from the previous two videos (approximately 2 minutes). This is an opportunity to express your cultural interests or to explore a genre that you are interested in learning more about. Examples include, but are not limited to, jazz, hip hop, tap, social dance or cultural dance (flamenco, Irish dance, African dance, etc.).

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