University vs Conservatory….hmmm

University ASU requirements:

The School of Dance provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment where students develop as creative artists, scholars and educators. The B.F.A. in dance degree provides an interdisciplinary curriculum promoting innovative collaborations and a holistic approach to acquiring skills for successful career transitions. Creativity and research, the core program values, are embedded in a broad range of academic experiences emphasizing movement and creative practices, artistic process, leadership and pedagogy.

NYU Requirements:

  • The B.F.A. training program is devised as a comprehensive, organic approach to dance. The B.F.A. degree is earned in an intensive three-year plus two-summer curriculum. Transfer students are expected to complete all department requirements.
  • First-year course work focuses on learning to dance in the most efficient and healthy way. Technique classes emphasize placement and alignment principles that lead to the most efficient use of the body. Other courses include dance composition, kinesthetics of anatomy, and music theory.
  • The second year further develops these principles and adds courses in dance history, acting, improvisation, music literature, and advanced dance composition where the basic tools acquired in music and composition classes in the first year are now integrated in a course involving phrase manipulation as it applies to choreography.
  • The third year focuses on integrating the information that has been acquired with an emphasis on performance and choreography.
  • Optional courses are available to the student who has developed a specific area of interest. In addition to departmental work, students are expected to take required academic courses throughout their stay in the program:

The Juilliard School Requirements:

The following outline shows the required distribution of credits by year for the four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program in Dance.

Candidates for the Dance Division are cautioned that it will be impossible for them to follow the rigorous required school schedule and a heavy outside work schedule. Also, the Dance Division discourages its students from performing with outside groups during their stay at Juilliard, as it is nearly impossible for such work not to conflict with Juilliard commitments.

In addition, it is highly recommended that students plan to live in the Juilliard area, as long commutes are a hardship and almost always interfere with class and rehearsal schedules. All first-time freshmen are required to live in the residence hall.

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which would you choose?


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