The Hunter College Dance Department offers an opportunity to pursue a BA degree in dance with in the context of a strong liberal arts education. From a campus in the heart of New York City, the dance major or minor student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers and researchers who live and work in New York. The contemporary dance-based curriculum provides the student with the opportunities to pursue careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration and production and is unique in its focus on individual creativity and reflection. All dance majors are required to choreograph, perform, and participate actively in the close-knit artistic community. The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, guest artist workshops, and internship opportunities. Through our collaboration with Hunter’s School of Education, students can also pursue BA or BA/MA degrees in Dance Education, leading to initial certification as a teacher in New York State.
What can I do with my degree in Dance?
Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation that can lead to professional careers for performers, creators, scholars, educators, and arts advocates.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Dance
Dance Education Programs
Preparation for Teaching
The BA program in PreK-12 Dance Education leads to initial certification as a teacher in New York State. This undergraduate program is designed to prepare prospective teachers to serve as high-quality educators for students in urban schools. Teacher candidates will take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the CUNY Common Core Requirement and the requirements of their liberal arts or sciences major. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools. The Education course of study is a 25-credit sequence that students usually complete over four semesters in addition to the major in the subject they plan to teach.
Administration and Faculty
Carol K. Walker (acting)
614 Thomas Hunter
614 Thomas Hunter
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
HEGIS Code: 1008