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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Performance: Dance (BFA)

Is It for You?

Prepare for a professional career as a performer, choreographer or teacher in an intensive, conservatory style training program. Excel in four disciplines of dance (ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary) as well as in composition, improvisation, partnering and film courses. Explore other art forms to become more versatile, open and able to contribute as an artist and advocate for the arts.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Audition/interview, resumé, reference letters

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

"Our instructors are amazing. They get to know us personally, which is really nice. They know us inside and out because they've known the group of 30 of us for what is four years."

Clara Eaton
4th year, Performance: Dance

Distinctive Learning

Faculty with extensive performance careers; visiting professional artists; annual productions; personal productions and ventures; workshops and festivals; business seminars; international travel; study in Toronto, home of the third-largest English-language theatre district in the world, internationally renowned professional dance companies, and a North American hotspot for television and film production.

After Graduation

Enrich the arts community with the knowledge, training and creativity developed in the premier post-secondary dance program in the country: perform on stage or in film, television, festivals and concerts; explore roles in dancing, choreographing or teaching; work in trade and industrial shows; form a new dance venture, company, school or festival. Pursue a postgraduate program in the arts.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,049 - $7,770
International Fees Range: $27,284 - $27,904

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG 4U/EAE 4U preferred).
  • The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Instructions on how to arrange an entrance audition/interview will be provided in an invitation from Undergraduate Admissions. This letter will be placed in your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal shortly after your application has been received by Ryerson.

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