Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance offers intensive, professional training within a rigorous academic setting. Students train in daily technique classes in ballet and contemporary dance forms, while also enjoying a curriculum that consists of practical and theoretical studies in performance, choreography, pedagogy, and related dance studies (dance history, experiential anatomy, somatics, cultural dance forms). Students perform and participate regularly in the department’s award-winning dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre. In every aspect, our students work with internationally recognized guest artists and scholars at one of the nation’s top research universities. The University of Texas at Austin is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance. NASD contact information is available upon request.

B.F.A. in Dance students may also pursue the Dance Studies Option with an emphasis in dance education, leading to teacher certification for grades 8-12 for the State of Texas.

View an example four-year plan for the B.F.A. in Dance