School of Theatre & Dance
Bachelor of Arts
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.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
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.
We are offering opportunities for virtual audition submissions as well as an on-campus audition (Saturday, February 12, 2022) this academic year.
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.
First Year Seminar
Movement for the Performer
Music for Dance
Dance Production Activities I and II
Principles of Choreography I and II
Topics in Dance History
Dance in the Community
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.
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.