About this course
For the student interested in a career in dance, dance degree programs focus on the development of performers, choreographers, and educators, and encourage the emergence of new, diverse, and creative dance techniques and styles. Although a college degree in dance is not necessary to perform, it is necessary for those who want to teach dance in college, high school, or elementary schools. A dance degree also provides a foundation for those who want to develop a business or career in the arts. Many dance majors explore careers in fitness and the health sciences.
Students from the Cottey Dance Department have gone on to prestigious dance programs at transfer institutions such as Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Colombia College in Chicago, Mills College in Oakland, CA, Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ, and the University of Maryland. Cottey Dance Alums are teaching and performing in many cities across the United States.
A Graduate of the Cottey College AFA in Dance Program:
- demonstrates above-average dance technique and performance quality in a variety of dance styles.
- demonstrates good working relationships with colleagues to ensure successful, positive experiences in rehearsals and performance.
- creates dance works with focused concepts and aesthetic quality.
- integrates ideas across areas of study and experience into her development as an artist.
- Students whose first language is not English must furnish Cottey College with official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students whose first language is English will be required to furnish Cottey College with official scores from either the ACT or SAT.
- Our institution requires an overall band score of a 5.5 or higher on the IELTS and at least a 500 on the paper-based 174 on the computer-based, 62 on the internet-based exams. Additionally, a subscore of at least 49 and a GPA equivalent to at least 2.6 is required.