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Dance degrees abroad

Dance programs allow students to study their passion and hone their craft. It’s a great course for students looking to break into the field of performing arts.

Most dance programs are designed to improve your technique and performance. They’ll also encourage you to get creative with teaching and choreography and help you understand the science and theory behind movement. You’ll explore a range of dance styles and consider how they’ve been influenced by historical and cultural forces.

Dance is a global art form and most countries and cultures have their own traditions. By studying abroad, you’ll adopt elements of style and technique and become a more versatile, creative, and original dancer and choreographer. You’ll meet international professionals, explore the world, and make lifelong friends.

Dance program structure

You can gain your dance education at both universities and specialist performing arts schools. Dance students will have a choice of various programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A certificate of higher education is a one or two year course that will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of dance studies. The next level up is a two-year diploma of higher education where you’ll broaden your knowledge and research skills.

At the bachelor’s level, you can elect to study either a BA or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) over three or four years. A BFA will require you to invest more hours and credit points into dance-specific modules compared to a regular BA.

Once you’ve completed your bachelor’s, you might consider undertaking either a research-focused MA, or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), which is centered more around teaching. An MFA is the highest practical degree offered in dance. There are options to study a PhD in dance over four to seven years, but these are research projects with no practical element.

Most undergraduate dance programs are taught predominantly through practical classes, but you’ll also have some lectures, workshops, and seminars. Assessment will take the form of practical exams and portfolios, essays, presentations, and reports.

Core and elective dance modules vary widely between institutions, but here are some common areas of study:

  • Dance technique
  • Dance performance
  • Dance management
  • Principles of dance teaching and practice
  • Fundamentals of choreography
  • Dance in the community
  • Dance history
  • Cultural trends in dance

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Dance study abroad programs

Dance undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in dance

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    Dance - BA (with foundation and placement) Brenau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Modern Dance - BFA University of Utah, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,857 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Secondary Education: Dance - BEd Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,822 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Dance - BA High Point University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,752 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,752 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance: Dance Science - BA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,404 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in dance

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    Dance - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Dance - AA San Jose City College, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance - AA Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
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    Dance - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Dance - AA Diablo Valley College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in dance

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    Dance - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Pathway in dance

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    Dance (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,485 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Dance graduate programs

Master's in dance

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    Dance - MA Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,704 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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    Dance - MFA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance - MFA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,620 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance Performance - MA University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,178 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in dance

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    Dance – Performance - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,392 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future dance careers

A dance degree is a stepping stone that will help you make your mark in the field of performing arts. Your knowledge of dance genres, history, and choreography will be invaluable if you choose to pursue any of the following careers:

  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Dance teacher
  • Community arts worker
  • Theater director
  • Actor
  • Talent agent
  • Dance movement psychotherapist

The field of performing arts is famously competitive. It’s a good idea to join your university’s dance society and undertake work experience with companies so that you’ll be a stand-out applicant.