Dance Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements


Dance Option: 60 credits

Students intending to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Dance option must complete 60 credit hours: 48 in Dance/Theatre, 9 in VAPA, and 3 within another VAPA option for a cross-disciplinary component.

Lower Division Requirements: 13 credits

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 2000: Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop I
  • DNCE 2700: Fundamentals of Dance Technique

Upper Division Requirements: 12 credits

  • DNCE 3201: Topics in Early Dance History
  • DNCE 3202: Topics in Contemporary Dance History
  • DNCE 4700: Dance Composition I
  • DNCE 4710: Dance Composition II

Practicum Requirements: 5 credits

5 productions, 1 credit each. At least one occurrence of each section, DNCE 3390, 3391, 3392, 4393: dance, tech, choreography and Dance Capstone.

Electives: 18 credits

Students must complete 18 credits of dance electives, 12 of which must be upper division.

VAPA Requirements: 9 credits

  • 3 credits VAPA 1000 level
  • 6 credits VAPA 3000 level

Cross-Disciplinary Requirement: 3 credits

2000 / 3000 / 4000 level courses in Art History, Film Studies, Music or Visual Art. May be lower or upper division, in consultation with program director.

 



Dance Minor Requirements

3 Required Lower Division Courses (9 credits)

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • DNCE 2700: Fundamentals of Dance Technique
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop 1

2 Required Upper Division Courses in DNCE Topics (6 credits)

Select From:

  • DNCE 3700: Special Topic in Dance Technique
  • DNCE 3710: Modern Dance
  • DNCE 3720: Modern II
  • DNCE 3730: Jazz
  • DNCE 3740: Ballet

2 Required Upper Division Courses in DNCE Choreography (6 Credits)

Select From:

  • DNCE 4700: Dance Composition
  • DNCE 4710: Dance Composition 2
  • DNCE/MUS 4900: Special Topics in Music and Dance

Current description of degree requirements