Ballet Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (Ballet Emphasis)

Admission to the curriculum only by recommendation of the Department of Ballet chairperson and approval of the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee. A background in music is not a prerequisite for admission to the degree program.

Major Ensemble

X030 Ballet Ensemble (2 cr.) required every fall semester, spring semester, and summer term in which a student is registered for any music or non–music course.

Performance Study

54 credit hours

  • J210 Jazz Dance (1-1 cr.)
  • J400 Ballet (Major) minimum 5 credits each semester until graduation examination is completed
  • J340 Ballet Pedagogy (2-2-2-2 cr.)
  • J410 Choreography Workshop (2-2 cr.)

Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, graduation examination.

Other Music Courses

10 credit hours. Secondary Piano (2-2), 6 hours elective music courses.

Outside Field

27 credit hours. Subject to approval of the director of undergraduate studies and the advisor of the outside field department or program.

General Education

See General Education Common Ground requirements.

To Complete Degree

Free music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding major ensemble and I400.

Academic Bulletins

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Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.