The BA degree in Dance provides an awareness of the possibilities of dance: performance, choreography, community outreach and involvement, education, creative technology, social and cultural roles, and research/scholarly endeavors. The degree prepares enthusiastic and energetic graduates who will use their passion for the art form to guide their career interests and advanced study choices.
- Language Requirement: Option 1 or 2
- Minor: Not Required
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.50 or “C+.” In addition, a grade of “B” or higher is required in at least one 3000-level major course in both ballet and modern dance.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation-a minimum of 60 of these must be Dance classes. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
- Program Code: 3045BA
- CIPC: 500301
Students should meet annually, if not more often, with the faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
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Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission requirements for this major.
Refer to Degree Requirements of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements. DANC 1010 CA/DV and NUTR 1020 LS SUS are prerequisites for required dance courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Technique/Performance - Students will apply dance technique and kinesiology principles to improve as dancers and performers.
- Theory/Criticism - Students will apply and communicate principles of dance theory and criticism in many settings.
- Creative Process - Students will engage in the evolving nature of the creative process in many settings.
- Meaning/Self-discovery - Students will discover, express and gain ownership of their own point of view about dance, to speak the language of dance