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 must attend a formal dance audition prior to the semester/year they are attending. High School students will audition in their senior year.
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 just prior to the start 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.
The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Dance is a liberal arts degree grounded in dance technique, with requirements in ballet and contemporary dance, and a wide range of additional 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 multimedia formats. The curriculum enables dancers to explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; and experience the power of dance as an educational tool. Additionally, students will develop a broad range of skills, strengthen technique proficiency and choreographic ability; and gain experience in performance, production. An audition is required for the dance major. An in-depth description of the program is available from the department. View degree requirements.
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 and a minimum of six hours must be selected from Category II, and DANC 2000 Production Assignment I must be completed. All work must be graded C (2.0) or better. 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. Please see the Dance Minor Auditions page for more information.