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Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Degree requirements Bachelor of Arts Degree-Major in Dance

(revised/approved, Spring 2015)

Technique Core – 21 credits required: 15 in Modern-at least one class at the 300 level; 6 in ballet
(all but 103 and 160 repeatable for credit as advised and/or desired)
Modern Techniques:  By advisement and placement, select from among the courses below: 15 credits

Three Credit Classes:   103, 104, 203, 204, 303, 304
First, Second and Third Year Modern Techniques  I & II respectively

Floating Credit classes:   317, 318, 403, 404, 407, 408
Advanced or Fourth Year Techniques I & II respectively
Ballet Techniques:  By advisement and placement, selected from among the courses below:  6 credits

Three Credit classes:  160, 161, 260, 261
First and Second  Year Ballet Techniques I & II respectively

Floating Credit classes:  360, 361, 460, 461
Third and Fourth Year Ballet Techniques  I & II respectively
Core Theory and Creative Research Requirements:  9 credits:  3 required; 6 optional
355, 20th Century Dance History, Department SAGES Seminar – required
3 credits
121, Dance in Culture, Ethnic Forms
3 credits
122, Dance in Culture, Theatrical Forms
3 credits
314, The Craft of Choreography (must be recommended by advisor)
3 credits
345, Kinesiology for Dance
3 credits
Additional Core Requirements:     9 credits from among the list below
To promote depth of study in a particular area and/or partner with a second major
121, Dance in Culture, Ethnic Forms
3 credits
122, Dance in Culture, Theatrical Forms
3 credits
237, Religion and Dance in South Asia
3 credits
315, Music and Choreography (for students interested in creative research)
3 credits
324. Costume and Light Design for Dance (for students interested in theatrical elements)
3 credits
335, Pedagogy (for students interested teaching)
3 credits
345, Kinesiology (for students interested in Dance Science and Medicine)
3 credits
346, Topics in Dance Wellness (for students interested in Dance Science and Medicine)
3 credits
396, Senior Capstone (SAGES capstone requirements)
Additional Performance/Physical Requirements:  2 credits
385, Rehearsal and Production (repeatable for credit)
0-2 credits
386, Rehearsal and Performance (may substitute for PHED for Majors and Minors only)
0 credits
Total Dance Credits 41

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