Programs

Undergraduate Major

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography requires a total of 120 credits, with 90 of those credits as the major core curriculum. Alongside courses outside of the department, dance-focused academics and creative process-oriented classes (i.e. composition and choreography), dance majors are typically required to take two technique classes daily throughout the majority of their studies. The continuous study of modern dance and ballet is a strong component of the curriculum…

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Undergraduate Minor

Students can begin accruing credit hours toward a dance minor at any time. Requests for the minor can be made only after the student has earned a minimum of eight credits in dance at VCU, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. (Transfer credits are not accepted toward the minor.) Minor requests are to be submitted to the dance minor adviser and approved by the department chair. The minor consists of a total of 25 credits…

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Richmond Ballet Trainee Program

VCU Dance offers a four-year B.F.A. degree concentration specifically designed for Richmond Ballet trainees. This unique program bridges trainee experience with the Richmond Ballet professional company and rigorous, pre-professional training with a focus in modern/contemporary dance and a strong ballet curriculum at VCU Dance. During the first two years, students earn VCU credit for their work at the Richmond Ballet while taking general education courses, dance history, and improvisation at VCU…

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Summer/International Opportunities

VCU Dance encourages students to continue dancing in the summer. Many current and past students have benefited immensely from summer performance and choreographic opportunities, improved their technique, auditioned for companies, earned VCU Dance course credits and expanded the professional network of contacts by attending international and national dance festivals, schools and programs…

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