These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit and completion of the required Dance and university requirements.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are identified with the code "WI".

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
DANC 1801First Year Seminar in Dance1
DANC 1811Movement Improvisation I2
DANC 1812Movement Improvisation II2
DANC 1813Dance Repertory I2
DANC 1819Dance Production1
DANC 1834Introduction to African Diasporic Dance Traditions2
DANC 1835Early Modern Dance I2
DANC 1836Introduction to Classical Ballet2
DANC 1837Neo-Traditional West African Dance I2
DANC 1838Early Modern Dance II2
DANC 1839Ballet Enchainments2
DANC 1841Music for Dancers2
DANC 1852Ways of Knowing Dance2
Advanced Courses
DANC 2813Dance Composition I2
DANC 2814Dance Composition II2
DANC 2833Contemporary Approaches to Ballet I2
DANC 2834Neo-Traditional West African Dance II2
DANC 2835Post-Judson Dance Practices I2
DANC 2837Umfundalai Technique I2
DANC 2838Post-Judson Dance Practices II2
DANC 2839Contemporary Approaches to Ballet II2
DANC 2872Foundations of Dance Education3
DANC 3811Field Experience in Dance2
DANC 3812Creative Process in Dance3
DANC 3813Dance Repertory II3
DANC 3831Global Ballet Styles and Conventions2
DANC 3832Ballet and Abstraction2
DANC 3834Umfundalai Technique II2
DANC 3835Somatic Dance Explorations I2
DANC 3837Hip Hop I2
DANC 3838Somatic Dance Explorations II2
DANC 3851Lighting Design for Dance3
DANC 3873Creating Dance Histories3
DANC 3896Dancing Cultures (WI)3
DANC 3897Making Meaning in Dance (WI)3
Select two of the following:4
DANC 4832
Advanced Ballet Technique I
DANC 4834
Hip Hop II
DANC 4835
Contemporary Hybrid Dance Practices I
Select two of the following:4
DANC 4833
Advanced Ballet Technique II
DANC 4837
Matters in Contemporary African Diasporic Dance
DANC 4838
Contemporary Hybrid Dance Practices II
DANC 4861Dance Science and Somatics3
DANC 4873Senior Seminar3
Select one of the following:3
DANC 4864
Dance Education Project
DANC 4884
Senior Choreographic Project
Total Credit Hours124