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What is Dance?

Through this rigorous major focused on contemporary modern dance, you’ll learn how the body works, research the art form’s expansive history, and define your own voice as a performer and choreographer. With strong relationships across the professional dance world, our intimate program features one-on-one mentoring from an extraordinary group of resident performers, choreographers, scholars, and educators, as well as numerous guest artists. You must pass an audition for acceptance into this program.

Career Options

  • Arts administration
  • Choreography
  • Dance history & criticism
  • Dance performance
  • Dance therapy
  • Somatics
  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

9% attending graduate school

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: The Walt Disney Company, Disney College Program, Power Home Remodeling Group, Oedipus

Sample grad school destinations: Taipei National University of the Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

22 - 29 ACT Score

1120 - 1250 SAT Score

3.17 - 3.71 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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