Dance B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance

College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 70-74

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

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 which 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

BFA Dance Major LD Core8
Required Courses
Costuming Experience
BFA Dance Major UD Core36
Required Courses
Ballet Experience
Stage Management Course
Junior Project
Senior Project
Total Hours44

BFA Dance Major LD Core

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

8 Total Credits Required

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

DANC 220ACreative Practice I3
DANC 295Student Teaching: Children’s Dance1
THTR 106ATheat Prod I: Run Crew1
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Costuming Experience

Rule: Select 1 of the 2 options.

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

THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew (either Section 02 or 05)3
or THTR 245 Int Costume Construction
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Dance Major UD Core

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

36 Total Credits Required

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

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

Rule: 12 credits required at or above the listed level.

DANC 310Ballet III2
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Stage Management Course

Rule: Registration based on production assignment as determined by Dance faculty.

DANC 329Dance Stage Management Practicum1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Junior Project

Rule: Students must complete project for graduation.

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.

DANC 399Jr Creat/Research Proj1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Rule: Students must complete project for graduation.

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

DANC 499Senior Thesis/Creative Project3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Choreography & Performance Track

BFA Choreography & Performance Degree Electives

Rule: Must complete the follow subcategories.

1 Total Credits Required

Cross-Training

Rule: One credit from HHP by advisement.

Acting Elective

Rule: Optional by advisement.

THTR 220AActing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: Pass


BFA Choreography & Performance Requirements

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

25 Total Credits Required

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

DANC 280Dance Conditioning: Pilates1
DANC 320Creative Practice II2
DANC 405Advanced Improvisation2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Courses

Rule: Registration and credit load based on casting for Theatre & Dance productions.

Note: Performing in one piece equals one credit.

2 credits required2
Rehearsal & Performance
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience I

Must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits6
Contemporary Modern III
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience II
Must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits6
Contemporary Modern IV
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience III

Rule: Repeat once.

Must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits6
Contemporary Modern IV
Total Hours6

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: Must complete the following subcategories.

30 Total Credits Required

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

Note: For DANC 440: Section 40

DANC 345Teaching for the Disabled1
DANC 440Dance Pedagogy (Section 40)3
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Assistant Experience

Rule: Course required.

Note: Completion of 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 credits2
Teaching Projects
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

In-Schools Experience

Note: Section 01 for first registration; Section 40 for second.

Must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits6
Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls (Section 01 and Section 40)
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience
Total of 18 credits required at or above the listed level18
Contemporary Modern III
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.