What will I learn?

Movement involves more than choreography, performance, and production. Dance also has a history, a place in contemporary culture, and specific methods for achieving excellence. At NSU, you'll appreciate our beautiful facilities, experienced faculty, and opportunities to express yourself through dance to local and international audiences.

What you'll study: Styles of dance are like different languages that require time to acquire. Through intensive dance laboratories, you'll explore forms ranging from classical to jazz to modern. A bachelor of arts in dance also enables you to develop the technical skills to produce an original show.

How you'll learn more: An extremely low student-to-faculty ratio guarantees expert attention as you develop your unique artistic voice. The NSU Dance ensemble offers additional opportunities to perform, while master classes and visiting professionals inspire you to explore new modes of communication through movement. Participate in the annual Season of the Arts to perform original choreography in a variety of styles.

Where it can take you: Professional dancer, choreographer, occupational therapist, dance educator, studio owner, artistic director, company manager. These titles represent just some of the professional choices available to dancers who understand how this art relates to global culture, entertainment, fitness, and education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions and fields, including:

  • Artistic Director, Administrator
  • Choreographer
  • College Professor
  • Company Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Dance Company Rehearsal Director
  • Dance Critic
  • Dance Designer
  • Dance Educator
  • Dance Festival Director
  • Dance Notator
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Dance Therapist
  • Grants Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pilates, Body Conditioning
  • Professional Dancer
  • Technician

Which department am I in?

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,370.00 per year
USD $16,185 per semester (12-18 credits); USD $1,079 per credit (for under 12 credits and for credit in excess of 18 credits)
Start date

3 January 2022, 9 May 2022


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue,



33314, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete Secondary School/Post-Secondary.

For international students

Students are required to complete high school education equivalent to US High School qualification. Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the Internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 or higher on the test module
  • Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 54 or higher
  • iTep Academic (International Test of English Proficiency): Overall score of 3.9 or higher
  • Passing Level 9 from TALK International
  • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes
  • SAT verbal scores of 520 or above, or ACT English score of 20

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