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42-Credit Major in Dance, B.A.

    The Major in Dance is intended for students interested in preparing themselves for careers as dance artists, dance educators, or dance therapists, as well as for those who intend to pursue graduate study. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

    Core Requirements (17)

    • 3 DNC (THE) 220: Movement for Actors and Dancers
    • 3 THE 235: Stagecraft
    • 2 DNC (THE) 230: Somatics I
    • 3 DNC 345: Choreography and Improvisation
    • 3 DNC 420: Dance History
    • 1 DNC 445: Advanced Student Performance Workshop
    • 2 DNC 451: Choreographic Workshop II

    3 Selected from:

    • DNC 252: World Dance Principles (3)
    • DNC 352: World Dance (3)
    • DNC 321: Dance for Musical Theatre (3)
    • DNC 3210: Hip Hop (3)

    9 Selected from:

    • DNC 211: Modern Dance Principles I (3)
    • DNC 212: Modern Dance Principles II (3)
    • DNC 311: Intermediate Modern Dance (3)
    • DNC 411: Advanced Modern Dance (3)

    2 Selected from:

    • DNC 304: Technique Workshop: Ballet (1)
    • DNC 362:Technique Workshop: World (1)
    • DNC 412: Technique Workshop: Modern (1)
    • DNC 421 Technique Workshop: Dance for Musical Theatre (1)
    • DNC 4210:Technique Workshop: Hip Hop (1)

    6 Selected from:

    • DNC 201: Ballet Principles I (2)
    • DNC 202: Ballet Principles II (2)
    • DNC 302: Intermediate Ballet (2)
    • DNC 303: Ballet Principles III (2)

    2 Selected from:

    • THE 201: Theatre Workshop: Scenery / Properties (1)
    • THE 202: Theatre Workshop: Costume / Wardrobe (1)
    • THE 203: Theatre Workshop: Lighting / Sound (1)
    • THE 204: Theatre Workshop: Stage Management (1)
    • DNC 209: Dance Workshop (1)

    Electives (3 credits) Selected in Consultation with an Advisor

    Additional credits in Dance selected from courses at the 200 level or above, or THE 348: Performing Arts Management (3)

    Note: To graduate with honors, students must take DNC 485: Dance Honors. To enroll, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major and Departmental Permission.

    **It is recommended that students take DNC 235 Dance Perspectives to fulfill their Area IV Arts Requirement