The Bachelor of Arts in Dance is designed to provide training in dance with an opportunity to emphasize dance performance, choreography, or teaching.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Dance

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

Degree Overview

The major is organized around a 21 unit core, a minimum of 12 technique units, and 12 units of emphasis electives. Emphasis area courses in dance, music, and related fields should be chosen according to career goals in consultation with an advisor. New majors and minors must take the placement audition on the advising day at the beginning of each semester and/or designated days during each semester. It is mandatory that students consult with their advisor on a semester basis and maintain a grade point average of 2.0.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This course will allow you to demonstrate proficiencies in creative process, choreography, organizational skills, and dance production.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.