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Department of Dance

BFA in Dance Performance

» BFA in Dance Performance

Train to become a professional dancer and/or choreographer in our BFA in Dance Performance program! You'll enjoy all the benefits of a liberal arts university while learning in the heart of the SoCal performing arts industry and just a short drive from Hollywood.

This program features concentrated study and balanced training in ballet, modern and jazz, as well as the creative process of choreography and the fundamentals of dance theory, history, science and pedagogy.

Learning Outcomes

Once you graduate from Chapman's BFA in Dance program you will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced skills in technique and performance supported by balanced training in ballet, modern and jazz.
  • the ability to apply advanced principles of choreography to your creative process.
  • a fundamental knowledge of dance theory, history, science and pedagogy through writing.
  • collaboration and professionalism in academics and production.

Admission and Tours

With a cohort size of about 46 students, admission to the Department of Dance is competitive. You can find more details on our page about applying to the Dance program or check out the curriculum on our catalog page.

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

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