Dance B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 52-58

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: There is an Admission Audition that prospective majors must pass during the first year to continue in the program. All students must take DANC 194 prior to auditioning for the major.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower-Division Core25
Required Courses
Costuming Experience
Ballet Experience I
Jazz Experience I
Upper-Division Core20-21
Required Courses
Modern Experience I
Junior Project
Senior Project
Major Electives7-12
Technique Experience II
Elective Courses
Total Hours52-58

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 25 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 165ADance Forms: African3
DANC 200AContemporary Modern II2
DANC 220ACreative Practice I3
THTR 102AIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THTR 106Theat Prod I: Run Crew1
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Costuming Experience

Note: For THTR 107A choose one from these four sections:

  • Section 02: Costume Shop on MW,
  • Section 03: Light Shop on MW,
  • Section 05: Costume Shop on TR, or
  • Section 06: Light Shop on TR.
Complete one of the following courses:3
Theat Prod I: Constr Crew (Section 02, 03, 05 or 06)
Int Costume Construction
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience I

Complete 6 credits in the following courses:6
Introduction to Ballet
Ballet II
Ballet III
Ballet IV
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Experience I

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:4
Introduction to Jazz Dance
Jazz Dance II
Jazz III
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 20 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 305Contact Improvisation2
DANC 334Dance History3
DANC 494Junior/Senior Seminar3
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience I

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:
DANC 300Contemporary Modern III3
DANC 400Contemporary Modern IV3
DANC 404Advanced Contemporary Modern3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Junior Project

Note: Junior projects must be planned with the student's project advisor and all journals and papers will be submitted to that advisor.

Complete the following course:
DANC 399Jr Creat/Research Proj1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Complete the following course:
DANC 499Senior Thesis/Creative Project3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 7-12 total credits required.

Technique Experience II

Complete 4-6 credits from the following courses:4-6
Jazz Dance II
Contemporary Modern III
Ballet III
Total Hours4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Complete two of the following courses:3-6
Student Teaching: Childrens Dance
Creative Practice II
World Dance
Science of Dance Movement
Dance as a Healing Art
Dance Pedagogy
Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls
Acting I
Total Hours3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-