Dance (BA)

Program Requirements

Required General Education

A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding and appreciation for the significant role dance plays in world cultures.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Cross-cultural survey of dance from around the world with emphasis on historical, social, and cultural dimensions. Includes western concert dance as one among many other forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 125, DANC 126 or DANC 128 

Goal Areas: GE-08, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Performance scenes and exercises for the beginner.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Choose 3 Credit(s).

Introduction to Western and non-Western visual arts and the variety of methods by which art is understood. These may include art appreciation, art criticism, the history of art, popular culture, and aesthetic awareness.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Lecture-based survey of the Art and Architecture of both Western and non-Western countries from the thirteenth through twentieth centuries.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Major Common Core

Fundamentals of modern dance technique, including an improvisatory component. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of ballet technique, with increasing development of centerfloor and across-the-floor variations, as well as emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of modern dance technique, including floor work, elevations, inversions, and emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Study and practice of specific techniques to improve dancers' performance, health, and teaching.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

The study of dance making, dance accompaniment, and dance criticism through the creation of dance works.

Prerequisites: DANC 128, DANC 228, DANC 322 

Exploration of a variety of improvisational techniques for beginning Dance Majors and Minors. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 

Continuation of the principles and techniques of choreography with an emphasis on group forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 321 

Rotation of a variety of topics in dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228 

Capstone experience for all dance majors. Individually paced and directed, this project can be: choreographic, performance, or written. Prereq: Completion of all dance major requirements.

Prerequisites: Completion of all dance major requirements. 

Historical survey of Western theatrical dance from the 1500's to the present. Also integrates reading and discussion about how class, gender, and race affected the development of concert dance history in the United States and Europe.

Prerequisites: DANC 120, DANC 225, DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321 

Fundamental concepts of costume design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of lighting design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of sound design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 3 Credit(s). take 3 times

Repertory experience in performance of the choreography by a variety of dance artists. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 3 Credit(s). choose 2 areas

Acting in a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage or house management, or public relations. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Serve as Dance Captain, to assist the Choreographer, for a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent

Work on stage crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on costumes or wardrobe crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on lighting crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on sound crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 14 credits of Dance not from Common Core.

Other Graduation Requirements

Language (8 credits)