Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Dance (Performance and Choreography) BFA

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The BFA in dance performance and choreography prepares students to enter the profession as practitioners.

Dance (Performance and Choreography) BFA Degree Requirements (124 hours)    

Dance (Performance and Choreography) BFA Semester Guide  

Availability: Hattiesburg Campus

Admission Requirements:

  • See University Admission Policies  
  • Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in both emphasis areas requires an audition. Auditions are held in the fall and spring semesters in the year prior to a student’s enrollment at USM. Please contact the dance program at 601.266.4161 or visit for audition dates.

Program Academic Policies and Requirements:

  • See University Academic Policies and Requirements  
  • Retention Policy for Dance Majors - To remain in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, a student must maintain a 2.75 GPA in all dance courses, regardless of emphasis. A student must retake any dance course in which the grade earned is a D or lower. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in dance courses to be eligible for The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company. A student who fails to maintain the required GPA will have one probationary semester to bring up grades to an acceptable GPA. A student whose grades do not improve after probation will not be allowed to enroll in additional dance courses above the 100-level.

Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Dance

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