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Dance (Minor)

A minor in dance at Creighton will enhance your educational experience. You’ll primarily learn ballet technique coupled with other dance forms such as modern, jazz and tap, while also studying composition and performance. Students have the opportunity to publicly perform a variety of dance styles each semester and work with professional peer choreographers and instructors.

Students study in the Lied Education Center for the Arts, which houses two performance spaces. The Mainstage is a beautiful 300-seat theater used for dance performances. A large studio theater serves as an alternate performance space. The large dance studio features a professional sprung floor and mirrored walls. Most ballet classes have live piano accompaniment.

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    Program Goals

    The dance minor can increase opportunities in securing employment in the performing arts. As a dance minor, you will learn:

    • Basic and advanced dance techniques
    • How to perform on stage
    • Ballet as well as modern, jazz, tap and other styles of dance


    Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 18 credits within a dance minor curriculum.

    View dance minor curriculum

    A student may not declare a minor until he or she has been accepted into a major. Students declare minors with the minor declaration form.

    Eighteen credits of coursework are required to complete a minor. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in courses toward the minor.

    Admissions Requirements

    Creighton admissions are based upon:

    • High school GPA
    • ACT or SAT scores*
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
    • Recommendation from high school counselor
    • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
    *For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

    Dates & Deadlines

    Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

    Financial Aid

    Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

    To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

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