What will I learn?

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU's School of Music and Dance is a recognized leader in the performing arts. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), the school produces some of the finest music teachers, composers, and performers in the world. Our curriculum includes courses in composition, performance, music systems and theory, choreography (for dancers), technology, pedagogy, and improvisation. Student performance organizations include, among others, the Chorales, the Jazz Orchestra, the Opera Theater, The Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, and the Spartan Marching Band. Our dance program features a student performing company, UDT, directed by faculty and distinguished guest choreographers. Our music education program produces some of California's leading educators, scholars, and administrators, and our certified music teacher graduates are in particularly high demand.

Requirements of the Major

Dance Technique:

At least nine units must be at level III or IV. All Dance technique classes are repeatable for credit.

DANC 054. Topics in Dance Technique II

DANC 154A. Topics in Dance Technique III

DANC 154B. Topics in Dance Technique IV

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Humanities and the Arts

Washington Square Hall 120,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades and Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or better. English Language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT score 61; Paper based score 500; IELTS score 6.0; PTE academic score 44.

For international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 61 (IBT), Paper based – 500; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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