Ballet Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Ballet

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

X30 Ballet Ensemble (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester.

Performance Study

60 credit hours

  • J210 Jazz Dance (1-1 cr.)
  • J340 Ballet Pedagogy (2-2-2 cr.)
  • J400 Ballet Majors minimum 6 credits each fall and spring semester until graduation examination is completed
  • 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.

Non-Music Courses

10 credit hours selected from SPH or THTR.

Ancillary Courses

10 credit hours selected from SPH, THTR, or MUS.

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.