Major Code BF1906
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
director of studies/
The BFA in dance performance and choreography offers exceptionally talented and motivated dance students an enhanced, individualized course of study. HTC Dance students work within the rigorous, daily studio coursework in performance and choreography offered by the Dance Division, supplemented by tutorials with faculty members, research and creative activity, internships, and other student-centered learning opportunities. The program facilitiates relationships between students and accomplished dance scholars, artists, and professionals.
Upon successful completion of the HTC BFA in Dance, students have acquired a sophisticated understanding of dance as an artistic and academic discipline, which encompasses dance performance, choreography, history, criticism, education, production, music/sound design for dance, kinesiology, movement analysis, and somatic practices. They are accomplished, versatile movers fluent in several aesthetic traditions, and they have a deep understanding of the creative process. They understand the historical and cultural contexts that have shaped dance in contemporary life. They possess a professional work ethic, which includes the ability to collaborate as well as the nuts-and-bolts skills needed to bring a performance to an audience. They have acquired both breadth and depth in their study of dance and related fields. They have had the opportunity to pursue special interests in depth, and completed independent research and creative activity projects under the close mentorship of dedicated faculty members.
Admission into the Honors Tutorial College is highly competitive. Students are selected by the director of HTC dance studies and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. While students who show high aptitude in other areas may be considered, most HTC applicants have standardized test scores of about a 30 on the ACT and/or 1300 on the SAT. If you choose to take either standardized test more than once, we will consider only your highest scores. HTC applicants should ideally be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
The HTC application deadline is December 1st. Please see the HTC website for full information: https://www.ohio.edu/honors/future-students/apply.cfm
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Our graduates have excelled in dance-related careers as professional dancers, choreographers, dance writers/editors, teachers in private and public schools, college/university teachers, arts administrators, and dance/movement therapists. They have pursued graduate study in dance, dance therapy, performance studies, education, anthropology, and related fields.