Dance B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 60-65

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

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.

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Lower-Division Core

21-22

Required Courses

Costuming Experience

Jazz Experience

Production Experience I

Community Experience

Upper-Division Core

26

Advising Track

13-17

Required Courses

Ballet Experience

Stage Management Course

Junior Project

Senior Project

Choreography & Performance Track

Teaching Track

Total Hours

60-65


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 21-22 total credits required.

Required Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 165A

Dance Forms: African

3

DANC 194

Seminar/Workshop

1

DANC 200A

Contemporary Modern II

2

DANC 220

Creative Practice I

2

DANC 295

Student Teaching: Children's Dance

1

THTR 102A

Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THTR 106

Theat Prod I: Run Crew

1

Total Hours

13

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

THTR 107A

Theat Prod I: Constr Crew (either Section 02 or 05)

THTR 245

Int Costume Construction

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Experience

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

1-2

DANC 215A

Jazz Dance II

DANC 315

Jazz III

Total Hours

1-2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Experience I

Note: Registration and credit load based on casting for Theatre & Dance productions. Performing in one piece equals one credit. May be taken credit/no credit.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits of the following course (two semesters):

2

DANC 225

Rehearsal & Performance

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Community Experience

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits of the following course (two semesters):

2

DANC 227

Community Dance Initiatives

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Required Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 305

Contact Improvisation

2

DANC 334

Dance History

2

DANC 360L

World Dance

3

DANC 380

Science of Dance Movement

3

DANC 406

Dance as a Healing Art

2

DANC 440

Dance Pedagogy

2

DANC 494

Junior/Senior Seminar

3

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits in the following courses (six semesters):

6

DANC 310

Ballet III

DANC 410

Ballet IV

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Stage Management Course

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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 329

Dance Stage Management Practicum

1

Total Hours

1

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 399

Jr Creat/Research Proj

1

Total Hours

1

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 499

Senior Thesis/Creative Project

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advising Tracks

Choreography & Performance Track

Note: 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.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 17 total credits required.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ACT 250

Pilates (May be taken credit/no credit)

1

DANC 320

Creative Practice II

2

DANC 405

Advanced Improvisation

2

Total Hours

5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Experience II

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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

2

DANC 327

Advanced Rehearsal and Performance

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience II

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits in the following course (two semesters):

2

DANC 300

Contemporary Modern III

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience III

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits in the following course (two semesters):

2

DANC 400

Contemporary Modern IV

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience IV

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits in the following course (two semesters):

2

DANC 400

Contemporary Modern IV

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Cross-Training Elective

Note: May be taken credit/no credit.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one credit in any ACT course chosen with your advisor.

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Acting Experience

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 220

Acting I

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Track

Note: 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.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 13 total credits required.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 320

Creative Practice II

2

DANC 345

New Visions Dance

1

Total Hours

3

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 2 credits in the following course:

2

DANC 446

Teaching Projects

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

In-Schools Experience

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 497

Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls

2

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience II

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits in the following courses (six semesters):

6

DANC 300

Contemporary Modern III

DANC 400

Contemporary Modern IV

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Dance, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.