University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

Dance Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies

The BA in Dance Studies is designed for students seeking to explore dance in relation to other areas of interest. It is a flexible program that enables students to pursue a core study in dance along with a focus in another field, such as theatre, education, healthcare, business, psychology, communications, and more. The dance studies major assembles a broad base of knowledge that prepares you to work in a vast range of fields.

The comprehensive curriculum provides study in studio technique, choreography, and dance theory courses. Each dance studies major is required to research and develop a final independent project incorporating dance with their focused area of study. These projects will be developed during their senior year in consultation with a faculty member.

Students can tailor their course of study to their career interests and goals because of the individual nature of the program. You have the opportunity to combine the BA with a minor in another discipline, or to develop a unique program by choosing electives in your area of interest.

Limited Access

The BA in Dance Studies is a limited access program. Students must audition with the dance department to be formally accepted as a dance major. 

View the full list of prerequisites, core courses, and plan of study for the BA in Dance Studies in the USF Undergraduate Catalog.