Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Honours
Our BFA Honours degree offers two streams of study: Dance Education and Choreography/Performance.
Following the common first-year experience, students complete their studies in one of the two specialized streams. In April, faculty assist first-year BFA students in making the stream choice by assessing area strengths demonstrated during the first two academic terms of study (i.e., Fall/Winter)
Dance Education (BFA)
The Dance Education stream offers students the opportunity to explore theoretical and practical aspects of teaching dance in a range of settings. Through theory and practice, students develop skills for leading dance classes with diverse populations that may include children, adolescents, adults of all ages, as well as marginalized individuals and those with disabilities.
Upon graduation, students in this stream will be prepared to pursue dance leader positions in recreational, community, and private educational settings, as well as to pursue a consecutive degree in Education, graduate level studies, and/or other certifications.
NOTE: Students in the Concurrent Education program (BEd), as well as those intending to do a Consecutive degree in Education (BEd), or Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Joint Diploma/Degree are automatically placed in the related Dance Education stream. Concurrent Education students, as well as those in the NBS track, must complete the requirements associated with those particular programs.
The Choreography/Performance stream offers students opportunities for creative engagement with initiating, forming and presenting works of dance. With studio experience at its core, this training will provide students with skill in devising innovative movement and structuring choreography, through understanding choreographic elements and principles, and in the presentation of dance in various performance venues/media.
Graduates of this stream may go on to develop within the professional dance milieu as emergent dance artists, or seek further qualification and training in the growing fields of dance science and/or somatic practices.
NOTE: Students in the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Joint Certificate/Degree Program are automatically placed in the Performance/Choreography stream. Students must complete the requirements associated with that particular program.