The rigorous curriculum allows students to develop a strong personal vision in dance, while taking advantage of USC’s academic resources.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance is a four-year intensive program in preparation for a career as a professional dancer, a choreographer for stage or cinematic arts or an artist exploring the relationship between dance and music. The rigorous curriculum allows students to develop a strong personal vision in dance, while taking advantage of USC’s academic resources.
Dancers receive a rigorous liberal arts experience through the university’s General Education and Writing program, which provide a foundation of knowledge to help them become thoughtful citizens of the world.
Recognizing that other disciplines can inform an artist’s development, USC Kaufman’s graduation requirements include 16 units of general electives. (Four years of tuition cover a total of 28 general elective units) Dancers are encouraged to use these units to pursue a minor in one of 150 areas of study. They may also work towards a second major, complete requirements for a pre-professional emphasis (i.e. pre-physical therapy), start a progressive degree, sample courses from across the university, or take more concentration electives.
The BFA requires a total of 132 units. The unit breakdown is as follows: