A minor in dance from Wichita State will expose you to the basic techniques of modern dance, ballet and jazz. It's a great asset for many majors and careers—from the performing arts to education.

Learn how dance is the right fit for you.

Female student dancing on stage.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student performance takes a collaborative approach

Students pursuing a degree in dance have the opportunity to work alongside fellow fine arts students to express their creativity.

In a gala concert, students from all three fine arts schools performed together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wiedemann Hall and the Marcussen Organ. 

Alongside ceramics and music students, six dancers performed "Trois Danses: Joies, Deuils and Luttes."


The 21-credit-hour dance minor includes:

  • Basic dance technique: 9 credit hours
  • Dance technique (further study): 6 credit hours
  • Dance history: 3 credit hours
  • Elective: Choose at least 3 credit hours


From local productions to Broadway, a degree in dance from Wichita State's College of Fine Arts equips students with the skills, connections and confidence for careers as performers, choreographers and educators.

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