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Theatre Arts - Dance

The Theatre Arts Option offers courses in the field of acting and directing, design and technical theatre, theatre history, dramatic literature, speech, and drama for the classroom. The Dance Option offers courses in the fields of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap; dances of world cultures to include Hip Hop, Ballroom, Middle Eastern Dance, African Dance, and Latin Social Dance; choreography; dance history; and dance production. Course requirements for theatre and dance in the major and minor programs provide for flexibility and allow students considerable choice in planning their academic careers.

The Theatre and Dance Programs prepare students in all areas of theatre (Performance, Design/Tech, and Literature/History) and dance (Performance, Choreography, and Technique). Our program is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic by nature and offers a wide range of dance styles and theatre techniques to explore. The Theatre Performance Minor focuses on acting and directing, while the Theatre Education Minor doubles as both a general program and preparation for future teachers. The Dance Minor focuses on dance technique, choreography, and performance.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is closely affiliated with the Division of Performing, Visual, and Digital Media Arts at CSU Dominguez Hills. Students and faculty often collaborate with others in Art, Music, and Digital Media.

Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Theatre Arts major requirements, modules for the Dance Option include:

  • Jazz I
  • Ballet II
  • Modern Dance I
  • Modern Dance II
  • Dance of World Cultures
  • Tap Dance
  • Jazz II
  • Ballet III
  • Modern Dance III
  • Beginning Choreography I
  • Beginning Choreography II
  • Dance Production
  • Music for Dance
  • History of Dance
  • Jazz III
  • Jazz IV
  • Ballet IV
  • Modern Dance IV
  • Intermediate Choreography
  • Technique Advancement

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Career opportunities

The Dance Option is designed for students who desire to become a performer, choreographer, or teacher. The purpose of the major is to provide students with a broad-based foundation in dance and to prepare them for graduate dance programs, auditioning for and performing in dance companies, teaching opportunities in public schools, private dance studios, fitness programs, theatre, television, industrial shows, and working in "the business." Many graduates in Dance often find secondary careers in the field of education, dance therapy, arts administration, and technical theatre.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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