Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Dance

At UNL, our focus is on modern dance -- the dance of today. If you want a comprehensive experience in modern dance, including technique, improvisation and choreography, you will find a community of kindred artists here. Of course, you will study ballet and other important dance traditions, but our core interest is in modern dance.

As with all BA degrees in the Glenn Korff School of Music, the BA in Dance provides thorough professional preparation while allowing the greatest curricular space for electives or a second major. A minor is required for the BA degree.

Our balanced and integrated curriculum teaches the cultural, theatrical, and performing aspects of dance. It emphasizes the development of working methods that are both safe and correct as it encourages you to explore and develop your personal artistry.

*Dance majors and minors must successfully complete an audition.



  • dance artist
  • dance studio owner/instructor
  • choreographer
  • dance /arts administration
  • dance production

Application to this program

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Read more about undergraduate application

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more about the Undergraduate Audition process