Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Dance
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Major Core
DANC 1101Dance Workshop (4 semesters)4
DANC 1201Pilates-based Cond for Dance2
Two semesters of:6
Ballet Dance Technique I
Ballet Dance Technique II
Beginning Aerial Dance
Two semesters of:6
Modern Dance Technique I
Modern Dance Technique II
Beginning Aerial Dance
DANC 2372Dance History3
DANC 2376Choreography I3
Four semesters of:12
Ballet Dance Technique III
Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Dance
Ballet Dance Technique IV
Four semesters of:12
Modern Dance Technique III
Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Dance
Modern Dance Technique IV
DANC 3335Jazz Dance Technique III3
DANC 3336Improvisation & Partnering3
DANC 3373Laban Movement Analysis3
or DANC 3374 Principles Of Dance Technique
DANC 3376Choreography II3
DANC 4372Dance Criticism & Analysis3
DANC 4376Choreography III3
DANC 4377Senior Studio3
DANC 4384Dance Pedagogy3
DANC 4388Dance and Technology3
DANC 4389Career Resources in Dance3
Total Hours120

Notes:

  • Only grades of C or higher in all dance courses will apply towards the BFA in Dance.
  • Undergraduate admission to the BFA in Dance is by audition only. Please visit our Admission/Audition page for more information and dates.
  • Not all dance courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your dance faculty advisor before registration.
  • Sophomore Gate: In conjunction with DANC 3376 (Choreography II), each student will be assessed by faculty to determine the student’s progress and potential for completion of the BFA program.
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Component Area II 3Component Area IX 4
Component Area V 3DANC 11011
DANC 11011DANC 1333, 2333, or 23373
DANC 1333, 2333, or 23373DANC 1334, 2334, or 23373
DANC 1334, 2334, or 23373 
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area VI 3
Component Area VI 3Component Area VII 3
DANC 11011DANC 11011
DANC 12012DANC 3333, 3337, or 43333
DANC 23763DANC 33353
DANC 3334, 3337, or 43343DANC 33763
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area VII 3
DANC 3334, 3337, or 43343DANC 23723
DANC 33363DANC 3333, 3337, or 43333
DANC 3373 or 33743DANC 43763
DANC 43883 
 16 12
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3Component Area VIII 3
DANC 3333, 3337, or 43333DANC 3333, 3337, or 43333
DANC 3334, 3337, or 43343DANC 3334, 3337, or 43343
DANC 43773DANC 43723
DANC 43843DANC 43893
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Notes:

  • Only grades of C or higher in all dance courses will apply towards the BFA in Dance.
  • Undergraduate admission to the BFA in Dance is by audition only. Please visit our Admission/Audition page for more information and dates.
  • Not all dance courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your dance faculty advisor before registration.
  • Sophomore Gate: In conjunction with DANC 3376 (Choreography II), each student will be assessed by faculty to determine the student’s progress and potential for completion of the BFA program.