Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance
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The B.F.A. in Dance provides training for dance professionals within a liberal arts
education. In addition to intensive technical training in a variety of dance styles,
additional studies in choreography, repertory, dance history, kinesiology, and musical
training are required. The dance program curriculum is consistent with the guidelines
developed by The National Association of Schools of Dance. Acceptance to the dance
major is by audition. Contact The Department of Theatre & Dance for guidelines.
Total credits in required courses must equal 20 credits.
Total credits 70 - 73
27 credit hours
The Minor in Dance is comprised of dance technique courses in a variety of styles, with additional studies in choreography, repertory, dance history, kinesiology, and musical training. The dance program sponsors activities throughout the year, including master classes and workshops with professional companies and teachers. The dance minor can complement any major, and is open to all students on campus. Students must have completed 30 credits to audition for the dance minor. Auditions for the minor are held annually during the fall semester. Acceptance into the minor is based on an audition and a review of the student's transcript, with particular attention paid to grades achieved in DANC courses. Students wishing to declare the minor should have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Contact the Department of Theatre & Dance for more information.
A. 10 credit hours from the following by advisement:
Dance (DANC) 111, 211, 311: Modern Technique I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 112, 212, 312: Ballet I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 113, 213, 313: Jazz I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 114, 214 Tap I, II (2 credit hours each)
Eight (8) credit hours at 200 or 300 level and at least two credit hours each in ballet, modern, and jazz.
Students will be placed based on experience and proficiency.
B. 17 credit hours:
DANC 264, DANC 364: Choreography I, II (3 credit hours each)
MUS 101 Music Theory I (non-majors)
DANC 250 Dance Ensemble (1 credit hour taken twice)
DANC 260 Dance Kinesiology
DANC 353 Western Dance History
Total credit hours: 27