Students

Admission Information

University Admissions Application

Recent steady increase in applications to UGA has created higher entrance requirements, so a respectable high school GPA and SAT score join aptitude in dance as requirements for admission to the dance major program. To receive the UGA admissions, please visit: https://www.admissions.uga.edu/.

Dance Entrance Auditions

All dancers seeking entrance to the Department of Dance as freshmen or as transfer students during the 2018-2019 year are required to submit an application (including a 200-250 word statement of purpose for majoring in dance and a photograph) no later than one week before the audition dates below and participate in a departmental audition on one of these dates:

  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Return audition form by Friday, November 3)
     
  • Friday, February 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Return audition form by Friday, January 26)

Dancers wishing to major in dance but entering UGA prior to auditioning for the major program are given "provisional dance major" status, if passing a placement audition the first day of classes of the semester. Provisional majors are placed in dance major courses at the appropriate level and should complete the next scheduled formal audition. Dancers are accorded full recognition as dance majors by the University only after completing all University Core requirements.

» See additional information about auditions here.

Scholarship Application

Unless a student requests otherwise, each student auditioning for entrance into the dance major program will be considered for a Lucy Lampkin Dance Scholarship. For the 2018-2019 year one $1,000-$2,000 scholarship will be available for the freshman class and several scholarships will be available for each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes through Lucy Lampkin and THE FRIENDS OF DANCE. Other scholarship opportunities may be available.  Scholarship recipients and alternates will be notified by May 1, 2018.

Program Information

A.B. In Dance

The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree is available only to students who have been admitted prior to June 30, 2016.  The degree is grounded in studio course work in dance technique, with a 32 semester-hour requirement in ballet and contemporary dance and additional requirements in jazz, tap, improvisation, and alternate forms. Complementing the program’s technique component is a range of courses which employ dance as a vehicle for study of the human body, the creative process, musical form, the history of world cultures, psychology, educational theory and practice, and technical design for the stage and for multi-media formats. The curriculum enables dancers to develop technical proficiency and choreographic ability; gain experience in performance, production, and teaching; explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; experience the power of dance as an educational tool; and encounter dance as a total theatre experience. An in-depth description of the program is available from the department.

B.F.A. in Dance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Dance is grounded in studio courses in dance technique, with a 32 semester hour requirement in ballet and contemporary dance and additional requirements in jazz, tap, improvisation, and alternate forms. In the completion of technique courses, B.F.A. candidates must attain levels of performance higher than the levels required of candidates of the A.B. in Dance. Complementing the B.F.A. program’s technique component are the requirement of four semesters of membership in one of the department’s pre-professional performance companies, and a range of courses which employ dance as a vehicle for study of the human body, the creative process, musical form, the history of world cultures, psychology, educational theory and practice, and technical design for the stage and for multi-media formats. The curriculum enables dancers to develop technical proficiency and choreographic ability; gain experience in performance, production, and teaching; explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; experience the power of dance as an educational tool; and encounter dance as a total theatre experience.

Dance Minor

The minor in dance consists of eighteen hours of DANC coursework, nine hours of which must be in 3000 - 5000 coursework. Of the eighteen hour total, a minimum of six hours must be selected from Category I below and a minimum of six hours must be selected from Category II below, and DANC 2000 Production Assignment I must be completed. All work must be graded C or above. No proficiency credit or credit transferred from another institution may be applied toward the dance minor. Again, coursework must be spread between Category I and Category II, as noted in the requirements.