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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.

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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

Dance study abroad programs

Dance undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in dance

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    Dance and Fitness - BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,989 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    BA (Hons) Dance - BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,950 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Musical Theatre and Dance (Birmingham Campus) - BA (Hons) BIMM University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,192 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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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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    Dance - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,401 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,905 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in dance

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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 Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
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    Dance - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance (Diablo Valley College) - AA Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,794 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,794 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in dance

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    Dance - Dip Vancouver Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,893 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,765 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Dance Performance - OCDip George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,113 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,128 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in dance

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    Commercial Dance - OCCert George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,739 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,109 CAD

    Start date
    September
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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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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
    21,603 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,065 GBP

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

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Dance: Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Perform. (Tempe Campus) - MFA Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,044 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,044 USD

    Start date
    August
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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.