Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Dance, B.A. (E, L) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Dance, B.A. (E, L)

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program in dance, students must demonstrate a level of proficiency for intermediate study in ballet and modern technique classes. All requirements for this degree and major are outlined below.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the E and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students explore dance composition, choreographic studies, the history and philosophy of dance, and create original work presented in staged performances. Students explore professional practice through studio classes including ballet and modern dance techniques, and dance production that are applied in production participations, performance practicums, in faculty and national guest artist mainstage concerts every semester, and in senior seminar. Students complete reflection assignments on their learning, abilities, experiences, and role within professional contexts in production participation and performance practicum courses. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Bachelor of Arts in Dance program includes 3 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Bachelor of Arts in Dance program includes 9-13 general education credits.

Major Requirements (60-62 credits)

B.A. Degree Requirements (6-8 credits)

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here.

Required Courses (54 credits)

Theory Requirements (20 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DNCE 100 - New Student Seminar
DNCE 310 - Study in Somatics (TH)
DNCE 410 - Accompaniment for Movement (TH)
DNCE 450 - Senior Seminar (TH)
DNCE 465 - Dance Production (TH)
DNCE 470 - Methods of Teaching Dance (TH)
DNCE 480 - History and Philosophy of Dance (TH)
DNCE 481 - History and Philosophy of Dance (TH) (WI)

Technique Requirements (20 credits)

Modern Dance (10 credits)
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DNCE 131 - Beginning Contemporary Dance (TQ) (GE)
DNCE 231 - Intermediate Contemporary Dance (TQ)
DNCE 331 - High-Intermediate Contemporary Dance (TQ)
DNCE 431 - Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique
Classical Dance (10 credits)
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DNCE 105 - Beginning Ballet (TQ) (GE)
DNCE 205 - Low-Intermediate Ballet (TQ)
DNCE 305 - High-Intermediate Ballet (TQ)
DNCE 405 - Advanced Ballet (TQ)

Composition Requirements (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DNCE 120 - Dance Improvisation (TQ)
DNCE 220 - Dance Composition (TH)

Performance Requirements (5 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DNCE 260 - Production Participation (PR)  (Three credit hours required)
DNCE 365 - Performance Practicum (PR)  (Two credit hours required)

Dance Electives (6 credits)

All BA majors are required to complete six additional semester hours of courses selected from technique, composition and/or performance.

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must successfully complete courses in the degree with a C or better to count toward the degree. 

Students must successfully complete two semesters each of 300-level ballet and 300-level modern dance.

Open Credit Hours (58-60 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120