Dance

If you want to investigate all aspects of this exciting art form, then you can become a dancer or choreographer. Study contemporary technique and composition with practicing artists.

Overview

The Dance program is offered by the School for Contemporary Arts within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Detailed university admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

Contemporary Arts

General requirements

  • English language requirements - click for details.
  • English 11
       (or Français première langue 11)
  • Language 11
       (includes beginner's language 11, American sign language 11 or 12, and language 12 courses)
  • Science 11
       (includes Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 11, Forests 11, IB Environmental Systems 11, Principles of Physics 11 or a Science course at the Grade 12 level)
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of 60%
       (or Pre-Calculus 11/Foundations of Math 12/Pre-Calculus 12/Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%)
  • English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60%
       (or English 12 First Peoples, or Français première langue 12 with a minimum final grade of 60%)
  • Graduate from high school

Program-specific requirements

English 12 and three additional approved Grade 12 courses. May require portfolio/audition; see www.sfu.ca/sca.

Effective Fall 2013 - One course from the following list can be used as an approved Grade 12 course: Art Foundations, Dance Choreography or Performance, Drama: Film & Television, Instrumental or Choral Music, Studio Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre Performance or Production. (Note: course must be 4 credits).

 

Approved grade 12 courses

BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, German 12, History 12, Japanese 12, Law 12, Mandarin 12, Philosophy 12 (4 cr), Punjabi 12, Social Justice 12, Spanish 12, Sustainable Resources 12.

Sciences: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.

IB/AP: All standard and higher level IB courses, and all AP courses, may be used in place of grade 12 courses.

How to apply

University application process

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to http://applybc.ca
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BFA Dance

Program application process

For this program, you will need an audition, interview or portfolio. They are scheduled each Spring, between February and April. See more details at sfu.ca/sca/future-students/undergraduate.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Critic/Writer
  • Dance Therapist
  • Journalist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professional Dancer
  • Public Relations
  • Teacher

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.