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Dance, B.A. (42 Credit Major)

The Major in Dance is intended for students interested in preparing themselves for careers as dance artists, dance educators, or dance therapists, as well as for those who intend to pursue graduate study. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (42)

17 required core credits:

DNC (THE) 220: Movement for Actors and Dancers (3)

THE 235: Stagecraft (3)

DNC (THE) 230: Somatics I (2)

DNC 345: Choreography and Improvisation (3)

DNC 420: Dance History (3)

DNC 445: Advanced Student Performance Workshop (1)

DNC 451: Choreographic Workshop II (2)

3 credits selected from:

DNC 252: World Dance Principles (3)

DNC 321: Dance for Musical Theatre (3)

DNC 3210: Hip Hop (3)

DNC 352: World Dance (3)

9 credits selected from:

DNC 211: Modern Dance Principles I (3)

DNC 212: Modern Dance Principles II (3)

DNC 311: Intermediate Modern Dance (3)

DNC 411: Advanced Modern Dance (3)

2 credits selected from:

DNC 304: Technique Workshop: Ballet (1)

DNC 362: Technique Workshop: World (1)

DNC 412: Technique Workshop: Modern (1)

DNC 421: Technique Workshop: Dance for Musical Theatre (1)

DNC 4210: Technique Workshop: Hip Hop (1)

6 credits selected from:

DNC 201: Ballet Principles I (2)

DNC 202: Ballet Principles II (2)

DNC 302: Intermediate Ballet (2)

DNC 303: Ballet Principles III (2)

2 credits selected from:

THE 201: Theatre Workshop: Scenery / Properties (1)

THE 202: Theatre Workshop: Costume / Wardrobe (1)

THE 203: Theatre Workshop: Lighting / Sound (1)

THE 204: Theatre Workshop: Stage Management (1)

DNC 209: Dance Workshop (1)

3 elective credits selected in consultation with a Dance faculty from:

200-, 300-, or 400-level DNC

THE 348: Performing Arts Management (3)

DNC 485: Dance Honors (3)*

*To graduate with Departmental Honors, Dance students must select DNC 485: Dance Honors as their elective. To enroll in DNC 485, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the Major and receive Departmental Permission.

Note: It is recommended that students take DNC 235: Dance Perspectives to fulfill a General Education Requirement.

Minor in Dance

The Minor in Dance consists of 12 credits distributed as follows: DNC 235, plus an additional nine credits selected from 200- to 400-level DNC courses, with at least 6 of the credits from 300- or 400-level courses.

Last modified: 7/22/2015