Undergraduate – Bachelor of Arts in Dance
The Kennesaw State University Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance is offered by the College of the Arts in Kennesaw, Georgia. Choose a dance concentration in one of the two areas below;
- Modern Dance
The dance degree is a liberal arts degree and will provide you with a diverse and comprehensive curricular experience. The core curriculum will prepare you with a theoretical and practical experience of dance, while your 15-hour concentration offers the opportunity to develop your technical proficiency. When you graduate from the dance program, you’ll be prepared for various career options in dance and other related fields.
You have the opportunity to receive three credits in applied professionals skills from professional internships and practical experience in the field. The senior seminar and senior project requirements ensure that you gain a creative and scholarly understanding of the art form, emphasizing a scholar-artist approach central to the Department’s educational mission.
To be accepted into the KSU dance program, you’ll need to audition. The Dance Audition information and application (application hosted by our partners Acceptd) will provide you the necessary information and application to audition.
In Spring 2021, we will hold in-person auditions at the dance department, followed by a Q&A session with our faculty and staff. Social distancing measures will be in place, and masks required. Your safety is our utmost priority.
Due to COVID-19, we will still accept virtual auditions as an alternative
If you wish to transfer to the Department of Dance at KSU from another institution or another department, you should follow the same audition procedures as all new students. A special audition may be scheduled for students who wish to enter the program at a time when regular auditions are not scheduled.
Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll be advised about course scheduling and technical level placement. The individual course instructor has the right to request you to take a different level technique course if you are not technically at the level appropriate for the course.
Applied Professional Sequence (Internship)
You are encouraged to complete an applied professional sequence (internship). We recommend you pursue the requirement once you’re at the junior and/or senior academic levels. You’ll be assigned a faculty internship advisor, and will be required to obtain approval from the advisor before you pursue an internship or professional opportunity in the field.
What Can You Do with A Major in Theatre and Performance Studies?
The theatre and performance degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:
- Dance Teacher
- Arts Administrator
- Yoga or Pilates Instructor
- Dance Photographer
- Dance Videographer
- Costume Designer
- Dance Marketer
- Musical Theater Performer
- Dance-, Music- or Drama- Therapist
A career in Dance offers various paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Dance from KSU.
Art, Drama, Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Median Salary: National $69,530; Georgia $66,650
Job Growth by 2028: National 6%; Georgia 28%
Median Salary: National $46,680; Georgia $70,590
Job Growth by 2028: National N/A; Georgia 14%
*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online
Excellent Location - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the music and movie scene is growing, creating exceptional growth in this field in Georgia.
Hands-On – You’ll be immersed in-studio practices with exceptional professors. Throughout each performance season, you’ll have multiple opportunities to practice and hone your skills.
Events - You’ll have the opportunity to participate in events that will help you grow artistically.
Department of Dance Contact Information
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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.