The BA in Dance Studies is developed to explore the potential study of dance related to a spectrum of individual interests. It is designed to provide students with a comprehensive core of study in dance (Studio Technique, Creative Studio Studies, Dance Theory) while encouraging the development of an individualized program through a focused study of elective courses. The selection of electives should be designed to provide each student with the maximum value of a liberal arts education within a focused area of study.
A student with additional interest in another field [ie African Studies, Anthropology, Business, Communications, Women’s Studies, Theatre, History, Religious Studies, Psychology, etc.] would complete a focused study in that area along with the core of study in dance. Each student would be required to develop a final Independent Project incorporating dance with his/her focused area of study. These projects will be developed during the Senior year in consultation with a member of the faculty. The individual nature of this program provides students with flexibility in planning a course of study, in the format of the Independent Project, and in the development of career opportunities.
The design of the BA in Dance Studies is intended to be a cooperative degree plan allowing students to complete a Minor in another discipline, or to develop a unique program of study.
BA in Dance Studies Course Requirements
Studio Technique (20)
|DAA 3108 Modern II||6|
|DAA 3208 Ballet II||6|
|DAA 3109 or 3209 Modern III or Ballet III||6|
|DAA 3364 World Dance||2|
Creative Studio Studies (13)
* Concurrent Enrollment in Dance Technique
|DAA 3624 Dance Improvisation||2|
|DAA 3614 Choreography I||2|
|DAA 3615 Choreography II||2|
|DAA 4616 Choreography III||2|
|DAA 4617 Choreography IV||2|
|DAA 3686 Jr. Performance Project *||1|
|DAA 3686 Performance *||1|
|DAN 4906 Independent Research Project||1|
Dance Theory 
** Exit Requirement
*** Fine Arts Requirement
|DAN 2160 Entry Seminar||2|
|DAN 3584 Practicum in Dance||1|
|TPA 2200 Theatrecrafts: Lighting ***||3|
|DAN 3614 Music for Dance I||2|
|DAN 3615 Music for Dance II||2|
|DAN 3714 Kinesiology||3|
|DAN 4134 Dance History through the 19th Century **||3|
|DAN 4135 20th Century Dance History**||3|
|DAN 4930 Research in Dance||2|
|DAN 4936 Dance Senior Seminar||2|
General Ed. Requirements (36)
Related to Independent Research in consultation with Faculty Advisor
Foreign Language (8-10)
Focused Electives (15-17)
Exit Requirements (3) (major works / issues)
This is only a worksheet provided to benefit the Student Seeking a BA in Dance Studies.
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