​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

A minor in dance at CMU complements majors such as a theatre, music, music theatre and teaching. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in performance experiences that include the University Theatre Dance Company. You'll learn in top-notch studio and production facilities and build relationships with dedicated faculty members who have years of professional experience.

Put Your Degree to Work

Undergraduate studies in dance, combined with other major areas of study, may lead to careers or independent jobs such as:

  • Dance company stage manager
  • Dance studio owner
  • Dance therapist
  • Health fitness instructor
  • Performing arts critic
  • Professional choreographer
  • Professional dance performer
  • Public or private school teacher
  • Rehearsal assistant
  • Theatrical or television producer

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Dancer/choreographer$33,009 per year13% (3,400 more jobs)
Dance/recreational therapist$42,280 per year13% (2,700 more jobs)
Producer/director$71,350 per year3% (2,900 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the communication and dramatic arts website or contact:

Communication and Dramatic Arts Department
Moore Hall 333
Phone: 989-774-3177