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Department of Dance School of Performing Arts

Jacksonville University’s dances program offers a diverse and enriching liberal arts educational experience. Under the direction of an esteemed faculty, students are challenged to become innovative thinkers and true artists who are fully proficient in classical and contemporary styles of dance.

JU’s dance program is comprehensive, competitive and holds accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). 

 

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Dance offers a four-year undergraduate program that culminates in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Many students seek additional opportunities by earning an Entrepreneurship Certificate or a companion minor in Kinesiology or Secondary Education. Faculty members have had professional careers and remain active in scholarship and professional development. Within their course of study, JU dancers gain a body of knowledge in technique, choreography, dance history and criticism, and kinesiology.

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MFA Choreography

Jacksonville University's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography is a two-year terminal degree program emphasizing choreography and the creative process of generating new works that are grounded in both classical and contemporary dance genres.

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