A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.
Of the 2,385 Dance, General degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 11% percent of whom are men and the other 89% percent are women. Did you know that California has more students being granted a degree in Dance, General than any other state in the US? In fact, California awarded 288 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Dance, General is $38,200.
The Juilliard School, Muhlenberg College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are three schools well-known for Dance, General programs. In fact, there are 21 students at The Juilliard School pursuing a Bachelors degree in Dance, General. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying job for Dance, General majors is Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary. However, something else to think about is how much demand there is for specific jobs. A job that is in high need that a degree in Dance, General can prepare you for is Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary.