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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Dance Major - Bachelor of Arts (DACJ) (52 hours)


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During the second year of enrollment in the program, the student will be evaluated by the dance faculty regarding his/her progress in the program. this review is designed to give the student individualized feedback on their technical, artistic, creative and intellectual development. The student is required to schedule an appointment with the assigned dance faculty member to receive the faculty feedback.

By the senior year, the student must design and propose a capstone project that will further develop the focus area. The student must submit the proposal to his/her faculty committee no later than the fourth week of the semester of enrollment in DANC 4700. The capstone proposal must be approved by the student’s faculty committee no later than the fifth week week of the semester of enrollment in DANC 4700.

A grade of “C” or better is mandatory in all required courses. 

General Education Requirement

The student enrolled in the B.A. in Dance must complete all General Education requirements as described in this catalog. DANC 1960: Conditioning for Dancers, in combination with DANC 2950: Introduction to Dance Science and Kinesiology, meets the Area VIII, Health and Well-being General Education requirement for dance majors.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Dance major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing DANC 3450: Twentieth Century American Dance. 

Liberal Arts Requirements

In addition to the minimum University General Education Proficiency and Distribution requirements, the student enrolled in the B.A. in dance must take 30 credit hours of liberal arts courses. One course each must be selected from approved General Education courses in Art, Music, and Theatre. The remaining credit hours may be chosen from any course approved for General Education, may include a minor or major in a liberal arts area, or may include an additional major. Any other courses must have specific approval of the dance academic advisor in order to satisfy the Liberal Arts requirement.

Required Courses in Technique and Performance (19 hours)


Technique Course


B.A. students must enroll in at least one major technique course for regular credit each semester.

Electives


During his/her program, the student must elect at least one course in each of the following areas: ballet technique, jazz technique, modern technique, and performance. Performance course options include:

The student must complete one semester of:


The student must complete one semester of one of the following:


The following courses may be used to complete the 19-hour Technique/Performance requirement


The student must complete one semester of:

Required Courses in Dance Studies (Choreography and Theory) (33 hours)


History (6 hours)


Music (3 hours)


Production (2 hours)


Pedagogy (2 hours)


Theory Electives (5 hours)


Select hours from:

Capstone Experience (3 hours)


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