PROSPECTIVE DANCE STUDENTS
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (BFA)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance provides professional training for dancemaking, performing, scholarship, and teaching. Our BFA curriculum prepares dance artists to fully engage in and shape the field of dance. Auditions are held in January/February of the previous year for entering students and in the second week of classes for current SDSU students wishing to change their major or minor.
Bachelor of Arts in Dance (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Dance is a liberal arts degree for students seeking an understanding of and intimate orientation to dance in relation to other areas of study. Auditions are held in January/February of the previous year for entering students and in the second week of classes for current SDSU students wishing to change their major or minor.
Dance majors interested in changing to the Minor in Dance must have the approval of dance faculty to continue in the program as a Minor. Current SDSU students from other majors must audition to minor in dance and complete the 24 required units listed in catalogue.
How to audition for Minor
To audition for acceptance into the Dance Minor, you must take Dance Division courses so we (and you!) can assess whether or not the Dance Minor is right for you.
To audition, please register for 1 course from each of these categories (for a total of 3 courses):
1. Yoga (DANCE 100d) or Contact Improvisation (DANCE 156/356) or Somatic Practice (DANCE 190/390)
2. Ballet for Non-Majors (221) or Beginning Modern Dance (D100i)
3. Introduction to Dance (DANCE 181) or Dance in World Cultures (DANCE 382)*
*Each of these courses fulfills GE requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities. Please check the catalog for details.
Your performance in these three courses will serve as your audition. The dance faculty will assess if you are qualified before the registration deadlines for the following semester. If you are accepted, these classes will count toward the Dance Minor.
You will then need to meet with Joseph Alter, Dance Advisor, to make an appropriate curricular plan.