Few art forms are as expressive and personal as dance – and few have the same power to inspire, delight, and communicate across cultures. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Studies at LIU Post is an excellent foundation for a career in dance performance, dance education or dance criticism. A pre-professional, process-based and performance-oriented program, this 120-credit degree explores the wide variety of roles for dance professionals and surveys the world’s great dance traditions, from African and Asian dance to modern, jazz, ballet and tap. Combining advanced education in dance and theatrical production with opportunities to develop specific skills through training and sustained practice, all in the context of a strong liberal arts program, the B.F.A. in Dance Studies teaches the art form and not just technique.
Students are encouraged to choreograph after the third semester. Coordinated with the Post Theatre Company and the Post Concert Dance Company, the degree offers extensive performance and choreography opportunities and requires substantial participation in the work of both companies.
Audition and interview required.
Qualities That Set Our Program Apart
Acclaimed faculty with years of professional experience
Technical instruction augmented by attendance at performances in New York City
On-campus Post Concert Dance Company
Junior and Senior dancers Showcase Performance at the Symphony Space Theatre on Broadway
Opportunities to work with New York Choreographers
Opportunities to perform great dance works through our Legacy Project
Master classes with major touring companies
Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants must arrange for an audition and interview with the program director by calling 516-299-2353 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To audition for the Dance Studies Program:
Apply to LIU Post
Call 516-299-2353 to schedule an audition.
Submit a headshot and résumé at the time of audition.
Successful auditioners are invited to interview. Individual interviews are scheduled throughout the year.