Columbia College Chicago


The Dance Department, home of one of the nation’s largest programs devoted to the study of contemporary dance, will prepare you to perform, choreograph or teach your dream. You’ll engage in a comprehensive, highly disciplined, and exciting program of physical and intellectual study and creative endeavor. We offer both a Bachelor of Arts and a more intensive Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as a minor in Dance.

Majors & Programs

For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the course catalog.

Dance, BA


Dance is your central focus, but you want a broader college experience. This program can be completed in as little as two years, allowing enough time and flexibility for you to explore Columbia’s many electives, a minor in another field or any upper division dance course.

Dance, BFA


Columbia’s Dance BFA is a nationally respected academic program intended for students with professional aspirations. We offer a variety of challenging, diverse courses that train students to develop the skills the field demands. If you want a career in dance, the BFA is for you.

Dance Minor


Your major is in another field, but you still want to explore Columbia’s internationally renowned dance program. This minor gives you practical and intellectual exposure to dance and a degree of physical experience in several dance idioms.

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