Undergraduate Degree in Theatrical, Commercial, and Concert Dance.
- Offered on the Los Angeles Campus (See Dance Theatre Certificate to BFA for NY Campus Option)
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 2.5 years
- Access to AMDA’s Mainstage Production Opportunities
- Culminates in an Original Showcase Production
Program Description +−
The BFA Dance Theatre Degree Program provides a rigorous course of physical study that prepares pre-professional dancers for career opportunities in dance companies, on Broadway, and throughout the film and television industries. The primary dance techniques explored are contemporary, ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, commercial jazz, and Broadway styles. By working with some of the industry's most sought after choreographers, dancers learn to blend precise technical choreography with individual interpretive storytelling, enhancing their ability to meet the demands of a competitive industry. Additional courses in acting, singing technique, kinetic storytelling, and original content creation help cultivate skills that allow for diverse casting and employment opportunities within the performing arts. Extensive course work in dance for camera provides students with industry standard reels ready for submission upon graduation. The final semester includes an industry showcase where dancers are presented to dance agencies, entertainment companies and dance industry guests.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the BFA Dance Theatre program should be able to:
- Create compelling performance arcs demonstrating physical, vocal, and emotional specificity.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in ballet, jazz, modern, and a variety of movement styles and disciplines.
- Memorize and reproduce extended sequences of theatrical movement with respect to space, time, motion, and energy.
- Stand and move utilizing an aligned spine, free of unintended physical tension and mannerisms.
- Develop and apply safe physical practices and holistic self-care.
- Apply critical and interpretive analysis related to theatre, film, performance, and choreography.
- Demonstrate ability to positively and effectively apply adjustments as directed.
- Apply standard entertainment industry business practices regarding preparation, communication, and professionalism.
- Engage in a collaborative production process.