Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Curriculum

In addition to completing Core Curriculum Areas A - E, all dance majors must complete Core Curriculum Area F and the Senior Core. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all coursework in the major including Area F and the Senior Core.

Core Curriculum Areas A - E

 

42 Credits

Core Curriculum Area F

 

18 Credits

 

THEA 1100 – Theatre Appreciation
DANC 1500 – Introduction to Dance
(If students take THEA 1100 or DANC 1500 in Area C of the Core Curriculum, they should take another 
rea C elective here.)
THEA 1000 – Voice and Diction
THEA 2730 – Theatrical and Film Makeup
DANC 1600 – Ballet I
DANC 1700 – Modern Dance I
DANC 2800 – Jazz Dance I
DANC 2920 – Dance Improvisation

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2
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1

 

SENIOR CORE

 

54 Credits

 

THEA 2750 – Basic Technical Theatre and Stage Lighting
DANC 2600 – Ballet II
DANC 2700 – Modern Dance II
DANC 3600 – Ballet III  or DANC 3700 – Modern Dance III
DANC 3800 – Jazz Dance II 
DANC 4800 – Jazz Dance III 
DANC 1900 – Tap Dance I or DANC 3300 – Special Topics in Dance
DANC 2910 – Social Dance
DANC 3500 – Teaching Dance Technique
DANC 3000 – Dance Composition
DANC 3100 - Choreography
DANC 3410 – Dance History
DANC 3200 – Dance Ensemble
DANC 3420 – Music Analysis for Dancers
DANC 4010 – Dance Kinesiology
DANC 4020 – Conditioning and Wellness for Dance
DANC 4600 – Ballet IV or DANC 4700 – Modern Dance IV
THEA 4790 – Portfolio and Resume Presentation
COMM 1100 – Human Communication or MDIA 2000 – Introduction to Mass Media

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3
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Guided Electives

 

6 Credits

(If students take COMM 1100 or MDIA 2000 in Area C of the Core Curriculum, they should take an additional 3 hours of guided electives.)

   

Total Credits Required for Degree

 

120 Credits