Jun 04, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Education and Performance, B.F.A.

Requirements for the major in dance education and performance, B.F.A. program

Admission to the dance degree programs

Admission to the dance degree programs at Oakland University (OU) is a two-tiered process. The first step in the process for all students is the entrance audition. These auditions are held several times a year and determine whether or not a student will be admitted to OU in any of these degree programs. The second step is the major standing audition, which determines whether students may continue in the program, and which degree program they may pursue.

Entrance  auditions

Entrance audition days are held several times each year. The audition schedule and downloadable application are available on the department website. Please submit application to the department office. Students should be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in their proposed area of specialization.

  • Students seeking admission to Oakland University as dance majors must audition for the dance faculty.
  • Students who audition and do not enroll within two semesters must re-audition.
  • Students who enroll and leave school for at least two semesters must re-audition

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is intended for students who wish pre-professional and professional preparation in dance as a dance teacher. Students must successfully complete the performance production requirement, the events attendance requirement and the senior interview as described in the department’s Undergraduate Dance Handbook available on the department website. Students should consult with the departmental adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office to plan their  degree program.

Only major courses in which a grade of at least C has been earned will count towards the major. Only professional education courses in which a grade of at least B has been earned will count towards teacher certification.

Dance Requirements - 92 credits (or placement)

Two semesters of each of the following (or placement)

Seven credits from the following courses


Non-credit requirements

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Major standing
  • Senior interview
  • Performance production requirement
  • Events attendance requirement