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)

Core Requirements (38)

Credits
DNC 220Movement for Actors and Dancers

3

Or

THE 220Movement for Actors and Dancers

3

 

THE 235Stagecraft

3

 

DNC 230Somatics I

2

Or

THE 230Somatics I

2

 

DNC 345Choreography and Improvisation

3

DNC 420Dance History

3

DNC 445Advanced Student Performance Workshop

1 (may be repeated for up to 3 credits)

DNC 451Choreographic Workshop II

2

3 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 252World Dance Principles

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 352Special Topics in World Dance

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

3 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 322Urban Dance I

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 3210Hip Hop

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 422Special Topics in Urban Dance II

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

4 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 201Ballet Principles I

2 (may be repeated for up to 4 credits)

DNC 202Ballet Principles II

2 (may be repeated for up to 4 credits)

DNC 302Intermediate Ballet

2 credits (may be repeated for up to 4 credits)

DNC 303Ballet Principles III

2 (may be repeated for up to 4 credits)

6 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 211Modern Dance Principles I

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 212Modern Dance Principles II

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 311Intermediate Modern Dance

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

DNC 411Advanced Modern Dance

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits)

2 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 304Technique Workshop: Ballet

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

DNC 362Technique Workshop: World

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

DNC 412Technique Workshop: Modern

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

DNC 4210Technique Workshop: Urban Dance

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

1 credit selected from:

Credits
THE 200Theatre Workshop: Acting/Directing

1 (can be repeated for up to 2 credits).

DNC 209Dance Workshop

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits).

2 credits selected from:

Credits
THE 201Theatre Workshop: Scenery/Properties

1

THE 202Theatre Workshop: Costume/Wardrobe

1

THE 203Theatre Workshop: Lighting/Sound

1

THE 204Theatre Workshop: Stage Management

1

 

THE 306Multimedia Production Workshop

1

Or

DNC 306Multimedia Production Workshop

1

 

THE 307Multimedia Post-Production Workshop

1

Or

DNC 307Multimedia Post-Production Workshop

1

Electives (4)

Credits
4 Additional credits in Dance selected from DNC courses at the 200-level or above

Or

THE 348Performing Arts Management

3

** DNC 235 Dance Perspectives cannot be used to fulfill the Dance Elective but it is recommended that students take DNC 235 Dance Perspectives to fulfill general education requirements.