Dance B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 39-51

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: There is an Admission Audition that prospective majors must pass during the first year to continue in the program.

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core20-27
Required Courses
Costuming Experience
Ballet Experience I
Jazz Experience I
Upper-Division Core14
Required Courses
Modern Experience I
Performance Experience
Junior Project
Senior Project
Major Electives5-10
Technique Experience II
Elective Courses
Total Hours39-51

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 20-27 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 165ADance Forms: African3
DANC 194Seminar/Workshop1
DANC 200AContemporary Modern II2
DANC 220Creative Practice I2
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
THTR 107A
Theat Prod I: Constr Crew (Section 02, 03, 05 or 06)
THTR 245
Int Costume Construction
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience I

Complete 3-7 credits in the following courses (three semesters):3-7
DANC 110A
Introduction to Ballet
DANC 210A
Ballet II
DANC 310
Ballet III
DANC 410
Ballet IV
Total Hours3-7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Experience I

Complete 2-5 credits in the following courses (two semesters):2-5
DANC 115A
Introduction to Jazz Dance
DANC 215A
Jazz Dance II
DANC 315
Jazz III
Total Hours2-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 14 total credits required.

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 305Contact Improvisation2
DANC 334Dance History2
DANC 494Junior/Senior Seminar3
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience I

Complete 3 credits in the following courses (three semesters):3
DANC 300
Contemporary Modern III
DANC 400
Contemporary Modern IV
DANC 404
Advanced Contemporary Modern
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Performance Experience

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

Complete the following course:2
DANC 327
Advanced Rehearsal and Performance
Total Hours2

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 Project1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 5-10 total credits required.

Technique Experience II

Complete 2-4 credits in the following courses (two semesters):2-4
DANC 215A
Jazz Dance II
DANC 300
Contemporary Modern III
DANC 310
Ballet III
Total Hours2-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Complete two of the following courses:3-6
DANC 295
Student Teaching: Childrens Dance
DANC 320
Creative Practice II
DANC 360L
World Dance
DANC 380
Science of Dance Movement
DANC 406
Dance as a Healing Art
DANC 440
Dance Pedagogy
DANC 497
Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls
THTR 220
Acting I
Total Hours3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-