Dance B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 53-60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

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 Core

26-28

Required Courses

Costuming Experience

Ballet Experience I

Jazz Experience I

Upper-Division Core

20

Required Courses

Modern Experience I

Performance Experience

Junior Project

Senior Project

Major Electives

7-12

Technique Experience II

Elective Courses

Total Hours

53-60


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 26 total credits required.

Required Courses

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

THTR 102A

Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THTR 103

Introduction to House Management

1

THTR 106

Theatre Production I: Run Crew

1

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

3

THTR 107A

Theatre Production I: Construction Crew

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience I

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6-7 credits in the following courses (three semesters):

6-7

DANC 110A

Introduction to Ballet

DANC 210A

Ballet II

DANC 310

Ballet III

DANC 410

Ballet IV

Total Hours

6-7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Experience I

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 4-5 credits in the following courses (two semesters):

4-5

DANC 115A

Introduction to Jazz Dance

DANC 215A

Jazz Dance II

DANC 315

Jazz III

Total Hours

4-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

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

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 305

Contact Improvisation

2

DANC 334

Dance History

2

DANC 494

Junior/Senior Seminar

3

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience I

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits in the following courses (three semesters):

9

DANC 300

Contemporary Modern III

DANC 400

Contemporary Modern IV

DANC 404

Advanced Contemporary Modern

Total Hours

9

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

2

DANC 327

Advanced Rehearsal and Performance

Total Hours

2

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 399

Junior Creative Research Project

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 499

Senior Thesis/Creative Project

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Electives

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

Technique Experience II

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 4-6 credits in the following courses (two semesters):

4-6

DANC 215A

Jazz Dance II

DANC 300

Contemporary Modern III

DANC 310

Ballet III

Total Hours

4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

3-6

DANC 295

Student Teaching: Children's 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: Teaching Movement in Schools

THTR 220

Acting I

Total Hours

3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-