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Interdisciplinary Fine Arts: Dance Arts Track, BA

Dancers perform in a student show

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES – Theater-by-the-Grove and the IUP Dance Theater Company support numerous creative opportunities in at least six major productions each year, including at least one musical and two dance concerts.

The World of Dance Extends Far Beyond the Role of the Dancer

Many rewarding jobs in the field combine dance studies with knowledge from different disciplines to fulfill unique, yet necessary needs of the discipline. At IUP, you can take your passion in dance into new directions as an interdisciplinary fine arts major in the Dance Arts track.

The Dance Arts track focuses primarily on dance, with a secondary focus on theater, music, art, and/or specified studies. This degree track is largely based in the Department of Theater and Dance.

In This Major, You’ll Have a Wide Array of Choices to Draw from as You Customize Your Education

Beyond the dance theory courses, IUP offers classes covering various dance genres, including ballet, tap, modern, jazz, ballroom, and ethnic. You’ll also advance your knowledge of theater and take electives in music, art, and other areas.

You’ll have chances to perform and learn through studio, touring, and workshop productions. You may also choose to perform in shows produced by the student-operated IUP Concert Dance Company.

Additionally, Theater-by-the-Grove and the IUP Dance Theater Company support numerous creative opportunities in at least six major productions each year, including at least one musical and two dance concerts.

Many Graduates Find Themselves Well Suited to Careers that Require Collaborative Skills and Creative Imagination Coupled with the Discipline of Dance Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a Dance Arts track can prepare you for entry level-work or graduate school training toward a career in dance and related occupations in the dance discipline, including the entertainment industry.

Personal training, therapy, management, community organization, and teaching are examples. This degree is ideal for people who someday want to use their dance arts background in educational and community settings.

  • Theater and Dance Department
  • Waller Hall, Room 104
    401 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2965
  • Fax: 724-357-3885
  • Department Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.