Dance B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 70-74

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Dance. 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 Core8
Required Courses
Costuming Experience
Upper-Division Core36
Required Courses
Ballet Experience
Stage Management Course
Junior Project
Senior Project
Total Hours44

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 8 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 220ACreative Practice I3
DANC 295Student Teaching: Childrens Dance1
THTR 106Theat Prod I: Run Crew1
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Costuming Experience

Note: For THTR 107A: choose either Section 02: Costume Shop on MW or Section 05: Costume Shop on TR.

Complete one of the following courses:
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew (either Section 02 or 05)3
or THTR 245 Int Costume Construction
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 36 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 305Contact Improvisation2
DANC 334Dance History3
DANC 360LWorld Dance3
DANC 380Science of Dance Movement3
DANC 406Dance as a Healing Art2
DANC 440Dance Pedagogy3
DANC 494Junior/Senior Seminar3
Total Hours19

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience

Complete 12 credits of the following courses:12
Ballet III
Ballet IV
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Stage Management Course

Note: Registration will be based on production assignment as determined by Dance faculty.

Complete the following course:
DANC 329Dance Stage Management Practicum1
Total Hours1

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. All choreography and performance BFA candidates are required to choreograph for their junior projects.

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Note: Senior 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 499Senior Thesis/Creative Project3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advising Tracks

Choreography & Performance Track

BFA Choreography & Performance Requirements

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

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 280Dance Conditioning: Pilates1
DANC 320Creative Practice II2
DANC 405Advanced Improvisation2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Courses 

Note: Registration and credit load based on casting for Theatre & Dance productions. Performing in one piece equals one credit.

Complete the following course:2
Rehearsal & Performance
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience I

Complete 6 credits in the following course:6
Contemporary Modern III
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience II
Complete 6 credits in the following course:6
Contemporary Modern IV
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience III
Complete 6 credits in the following course:6
Contemporary Modern IV
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

BFA Choreography & Performance Degree Electives

Cross-Training Elective

Complete one credit in any HHP course chosen with your advisor.1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Acting Elective

Complete the following course:
THTR 220AActing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.


Teaching Track

BFA Teaching Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 30 total credits required.

Required Courses

Note: For DANC 440: take Section 40

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 345Teaching for the Disabled1
DANC 440Dance Pedagogy (Section 40)3
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Assistant Experience

Note: Completion of these two credits must include serving as teaching assistant for at least one 100-level technique course offered in DANC rubric on campus. It is optional to earn credits through the Flagship Program.

Complete 2 credits in the following course:2
Teaching Projects
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

In-Schools Experience

Note: Take section 01 for first registration and section 40 for second.

Complete 6 credits in the following course:6
Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls (Section 01 and Section 40)
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience
Complete 18 credits in the following courses:18
Contemporary Modern III
Contemporary Modern IV
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.