Texas Tech University

School of Theatre & Dance

Bachelor of Arts

Dance

Audition Info

B.A. in Dance

The dance program at Texas Tech University provides its students with a rigorous yet accessible curriculum, opportunities for engagement with dance in a variety of contexts, and a supportive, student-centered learning environment. By integrating the practical and the theoretical, the program serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). 

The B.A. in Dance prepares students for a wide range of career options post-graduation and includes opportunities for multiple areas of specialization. Course work is designed to help students become skillful, articulate, expressive movers; develop their own perspectives as creative artists; develop the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment; and grow in their understanding of dance as an art form. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance requires 120 hours. 

What Sets Us Apart

The B.A. in Dance degree provides students an opportunity to participate in an individualized yet comprehensive program through the choice of elective courses for a minor from outside the major area discipline, consistent with the university philosophy and policies for liberal arts degrees.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

Smaller Program

Smaller program that provides student mentorship by dance faculty

Performance Opportunity

Performance opportunities every semester

Integration

Integration that include collaboration with students in theatre

Double-Major

Possibilities for a double-major in other departments

Facilities & Technology

Creative Movement Studio

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Theatre & Dance Complex

Part of Phase I renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre

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The CH Foundation/The Legacy of Christine DeVitt Black Box Theatre

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Admissions

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Applying to the BA in Dance requires that you be admited to both Texas Tech and the Dance Program. This includes a required audition. Click Apply Now below or see our Auditions information below for more details.

Auditions

We are offering opportunities for virtual audition submissions as well as an on-campus audition (Saturday, February 12, 2022) this academic year.

Online Learning

While the majority of our Dance courses are offered in person, some Dance courses are offered online.

  • Dance History
  • Topics in Dance History

Higher Program Offering

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance could apply for our Master of Arts degree in Dance Studies here at Texas Tech University. This degree provides a compliment to the B.A. degree and there may be opportunities to complete the two degrees within 5-6 years. 

Curriculum

COURSES

First Year Seminar  
Ballet Technique  
Contemporary Technique  
Jazz Technique  
Movement for the Performer  
Music for Dance  
Dance Production Activities I and II  
Improvisation 
Principles of Choreography I and II  
Dance History  
Topics in Dance History  
Dance Aesthetics  
Pedagogy 
Dance in the Community  
Capstone Concert

ELECTIVES

Tap 
Hip-Hop 
Musical Stage Dance  
World Dance Forms  
Special Topics in Dance  
Projects in Dance 

ONLINE CATALOG INFORMATION

Alumni Success & Careers

Past Graduate Accomplishments

Former students have moved on to a variety of careers following graduation from our B.A. program: dance education in K-12 and postsecondary schools, private dance studio ownership, physical therapy, arts administration for performing arts organizations, performing and choreographing in a variety of styles and professional levels, and graduate studies in dance and other fields. 

Career Possibilities

If you aspire to become a dance educator, studio owner, performer, choreographer, or dance-related medical or arts administration/marketing specialist, consider the B.A. degree to provide a comprehensive study of dance that deepens and enriches your overall academic experience. 

Abed Monawar

Questions?

Contact your Advisor

Abed Monawar
Senior Academic Advisor
abed.monawar@ttu.edu
806.834.8769