Undergraduate Student performing at Space Place Theatre

Thank you for considering the University of Iowa for your undergraduate or graduate dance degree. The University of Iowa is a first-class university with a strong emphasis in liberal arts and outstanding fine arts programs. We offer in-depth studies in the fine arts as well as stimulating resources in intellectual, cultural, and recreational activities.

The dance faculty and staff at the University of Iowa are committed to your education and to giving you individual guidance and support throughout your time here. Our BA and BFA curricula offer studio courses that will challenge you to reach your highest level of achievement. Performance opportunities on campus and in the community offer our dancers unique and valuable performance experience. Dance theory courses enrich understanding of dance. The University of Iowa Department of Dance is host to a broad spectrum of visiting artists and companies, Division of Performing Arts events, sponsored residencies, and master classes from outstanding guest teachers.

What are we looking for in a dance major?

  • Creative students committed to the enrichment of society.
  • Students who have the desire and capability to pursue rigorous physical and intellectual study.
  • Students who exhibit the potential for progress, and who pursue choreographic and performance opportunities.

Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship combines entrepreneurial coursework in marketing and financial management with courses focused on arts management and leadership practices in both commercial and non-profit arts organizations. Students examine methods for sustaining a career in the arts and for making their art viable in the marketplace... [more]

The University of Iowa and Iowa City

The UI Department of Dance benefits from being located in Iowa City, Iowa; a diverse community and a supportive environment for the arts. Arts organizations, events, and performance venues of all sizes make this a great place to get an education. Here are some links to explore further:

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Please consider the UI Department of Dance as you make an informed choice about a college or university dance program. The UI Department of Dance encourages you to call or write us to arrange a campus visit. If you have additional questions, please contact:

Alex Bush
Undergraduate Audition and Recruitment Coordinator

Kristin Marrs
Undergraduate Program Director

Best wishes in your dance pursuits!