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Why Dance at APSU?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Dance is a Professional Degree. Many practical, studio courses are integrated into the curriculum. Admission to these programs is via audition and/or portfolio review and interview. The Department of Theatre & Dance offers talent scholarships and out-of-state tuition waivers for students majoring in Theatre & Dance. Scholarships are awarded based on successful program auditions.

Austin Peay State University - Department of Theatre and Dance

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Jennifer Whitcolm-Olivia
'09 BFA

I love majoring in sports broadcasting. Everyday I get to study a subject that I love.
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Jennifer Whitcolm-Olivia
'09 BFA

I love majoring in sports broadcasting. Everyday I get to study a subject that I love.
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Jennifer Whitcolm-Olivia
'09 BFA

I love majoring in sports broadcasting. Everyday I get to study a subject that I love.
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Jennifer Whitcolm-Olivia
'09 BFA

I love majoring in sports broadcasting. Everyday I get to study a subject that I love.

What Will I Learn?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Dance is a Professional Degree. The dance concentration consists of 79 hours in addition to the university’s core curriculum.

University Core 42 hours
Required Major 12 hours
   
Lower Division Requirement  
THEA 1300 Acting I 3.0
  3.0 hours
   
Upper Division Requirement  
THEA 3800 Theatre Production 1.0
THEA 3800 Theatre Production 1.0
THEA 3800 Theatre Production 1.0
THEA 3800 Theatre Production 1.0
  4.0 hours

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  • certification in secondary education
  • graduate study in a mathematical discipline
  • a career in an area using mathematics, such as engineering, economics, statistics, or actuarial science

What Do Dance Majors Do After Graduation?

Dance majors go on to pursue many different paths:

  • Actor
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Educator
  • Arts Manager
  • Ballet Instructor
  • Community Dance Instructor
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Company Manager
  • Dance Therapist
  • Dancer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Performance Artist
  • Performer
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Photographer
  • Rehearsal Director
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Programmer
  • Yoga Instructor
Where have APSU alumni gone?
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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

How Do I Get Started?

Admission is via audition and/or portfolio review and interview. Begin the application process now by setting up an audition date.