May 31, 2023
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To be admitted to the Bachelor of Fine 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.
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, modern, and jazz 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)
Foundational Math (3 credits)
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 Fine 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 Fine Arts in Dance program includes 10-13 general education credits.
Major Requirements (78 credits)
Required Courses (78 credits)
Theory Requirements (20 credits)
Technique Requirements (32 credits)
Modern Dance (14 credits)
Classical Dance (14 credits)
Composition Requirements (9 credits)
Performance Requirements (7 credits)
Dance Electives (10 credits)
All BFA majors are required to complete ten additional semester hours of courses and may wish to emphasize one of the following areas: classical technique or contemporary technique and choreography.
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 400-level ballet and 300-level modern dance or 400-level modern dance and 300-level ballet.
Open Credit Hours (44 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
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