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The UW Department of Dance prepares students considering careers in performance and choreography, dance education, and dance-related fields such as arts administration and physical therapy. The department also offers one of the most respected and innovative Master of Fine Arts degree programs in the country, developed to serve professional dancers seeking to transition into higher education positions. Alumni have garnered prestigious awards as choreographers, performers, company directors, and filmmakers, including the Bessie Award, Fred Astaire Award, Guggenheim fellowships, and National Endowment for the Arts and National Dance Project grants.

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Dance; Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (Musical Theater).