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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Minnesota State Mankato Dance Program offers students degree options that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Students learn about the depth and breadth of dance as they practice their art form in multiple arenas. The curriculum is designed to balance students´┐Ż artistic experiences with practical applications in order to better prepare them to enter the dance world upon graduation. Students receive a comprehensive education that readies them for a lifetime in dance, including: teaching, performing, bodywork, choreographing, dance therapy, writing, dance, technology, and dance production. Through an audition and adjudication process, students have many opportunities to present their choreographic work and/or perform in four concerts each year. Students can also audition to perform in musical theatre productions. Whatever their chosen path in dance, students emerge from the Minnesota State Mankato Dance Program with multiple skills, and the ability to think critically and act globally as emerging dance artists.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Dancers

  • Median wage: $17.64/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Choreographers

  • Median wage: $24.23/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $64,173/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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