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. The student is required to schedule an appointment with the assigned dance faculty member to receive the faculty feedback.
By the beginning of the junior year, the B.A. student is expected to declare an area of focus in dance electives, including choreography and theory courses. By the end of the junior year, the student must design and propose a practicum project as a capstone experience which will further develop the focus area. The practicum proposal must be approved by a member of the dance faculty, who agrees to supervise the practicum experience, prior to the student’s enrollment in DANC 4700 in the senior year.
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 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.