Students must meet all general degree requirements as well as conservatory requirements for graduation.

BFA in Dance: Performance Concentration: A minimum of 120 credits that include 85-90 major credits depending on courses taken plus 30 general education credits.

Students in the performance concentration must successfully complete: 

  • 6 credits of Purchase Dance Company (DPB 3055, DPM 3055) and participation in Senior Project (DPC 4890).
  • all required courses as listed below with a minimum grade of “C” in all non-pass/fail courses.

Notes/Additional Requirements

  • *For the ballet and modern technique classes, students are placed in class according to placement level.

 

  • All male identifying students must successfully complete:
    • Four semesters of a Somatic Practice course (DPM 1551–1559) in the first two years of study.
    • Four semesters of each Men’s Class (DPB 1655 and 1665) in the first two years of study.
    • Six semesters of Ballet Partnering (DPB 1600, 1610, 4600, and 4610) in the first three years of study.
    • Two semesters of modern partnering (DPM 1510 and 1520).
  • All female identifying students must successfully complete:
    • Six semesters of a Somatic Practice course (DPM 1551–1559) in the first three years of study.
    • Four semesters of either Modern Partnering (DPM 1510 and 1520) or Ballet Partnering (DPB 1600, 1610, 4600, and 4610).
    • All proficient pointe dancers in the ballet concentration must take Advanced Pointe (DPB 1400, 3530, 3540) every semester, in addition to the four semesters of partnering.