Dance Certificate (Undergraduate)

Explore your creative self-expression and learn modern techniques with the Undergraduate Certificate in Dance in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Open to all Temple undergraduate students, this six-course, 12-credit certificate program lays the foundation for those interested in careers as choreographers or performers, or as dance educators or instructors in community organizations, dance studios, or schools and universities.

You’ll gain a greater understanding of modern dance techniques, movement and performance, as well as dance theory. Temple’s Dance faculty comprises instructors who have created and performed routines worldwide, and who have offered master class instruction to the some of most dedicated and talented dance students. Additionally, through the certificate’s coursework, you’ll take deep dive into the history, culture and repertoire of dance across various styles, including ballet, jazz and hip-hop.

You must have completed at least 15 credits of coursework to add this certificate to your curriculum.

Classes & Curriculum

To complete the required Dance Certificate (Undergraduate) curriculum, students take the following courses.

  • African Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Movement Improvisation
  • Ways of Knowing Dance

You can choose two elective courses such as  

  • Ballet,
  • Hatha Yoga,
  • Hip Hop,
  • Modern Dance Techniques and
  • Pilates: Body Conditioning.

Learn more about courses for the Dance Undergraduate Certificate.

Related Graduate Degrees

*School of Theater, Film & Media Arts

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

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Additional information


No concentrations are available for the Certificate Program in Dance.


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