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George Mason University

Dance, BA

Program Overview

The BA degree is a 120-credit general program of dance study within a liberal arts degree framework. The curriculum includes technical training in modern dance and ballet and opportunities to study other dance genres. Students acquire a basic knowledge of dance composition and production. Graduates are active members of the dance community and become advocates for dance.


Please see the University Catalog for complete program requirements and policies, and discuss all program plans with an academic advisor.  In some cases, certain courses may fulfill multiple requirements across the Mason Core general education program, the college or school, and the specific program. 

Degree Requirements (120 credits total)

Mason Core (40 credits) General education program required for all undergraduate students.

College Requirement(s) BA students use general electives to complete one of the following: a minor, double major or double degree outside their primary field of study (15-20 credits), or demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in one foreign language (0-9 credits).

Major Requirements (56 credits)

​Dance Core


Nine credits, from the following repeatable courses: 


Six credits, from the following repeatable courses:

Dance Electives 

Ten credits from the following

Additional technique and performance credits beyond those required in the major core may be applied to dance electives.


Dance majors at Mason work with world-class faculty in world-class studios. In addition, professional dance companies often perform on campus and direct master classes, give lectures, and conduct discussions. Learn more about the many compelling reasons to study dance at Mason.

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