Major Code BF1906
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Tresa Randall, director of studies/contact person
The Honors Tutorial College dance studies program in the School of Dance offers an individualized course of study for exceptionally talented and highly motivated students. Working within the daily routine of studio classwork necessary for all dance majors in a professional training program, the tutorial program aims to provide the outstanding and disciplined student with the maximum freedom for independent academic and creative achievement. The prospective student, working with the director of HTC dance studies, designs a curriculum around his or her particular interests and talents, with breadth of experience, depth in selected areas and challenge for superior achievement as the goals. The director of HTC dance studies functions as the curriculum advisor and coordinator of tutorials for the duration of the student’s time in the program. Examples of emphasis might be, but would not be limited to, one or a combination of the following: dance performance, choreography, dance pedagogy, dance kinesiology and somatic study, dance history, dance ethnography, African dance, dance criticism or movement analysis. This is a four-year program though it may be possible to complete the program in less than four years with the approval of the School of Dance faculty and director of HTC dance studies.
Students are selected by the director of HTC dance studies and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. We look for good scores on standardized tests (30 composite ACT or combined score of 1300 on SAT). Students must also demonstrate exceptional talent in dance theory, performance or choreography through the School of Dance entrance audition. In addition to application and admission to the Honors Tutorial College, students must apply and audition for admission to the School of Dance. Students must submit 2 letters of recommendation (one academic and one dance) and 2 writing samples (one research paper and one creative/literary paper). Students will be evaluated on the basis of high school curriculum and GPA, standardized test scores (ACT/SAT), and quality of application essays. The priority deadline for application for admission is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Our graduates have excelled in dance-related careers as professional dancers, choreographers, dance writers/editors, teachers in private and public schools, college/university teachers, arts administrators, and dance/movement therapists. They have pursued graduate study in dance, dance therapy, performance studies, education, anthropology, and related fields.