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Dance

DANC Courses - Graduate Level

505. Dance Pedagogy (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program or consent of advisor.
Theory and methods specific to the teaching of dance technique in secondary and post-secondary education.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

510A,B,C. Technique Laboratory (1-3, 1-3, 1-3)

MFA Choreography option students are required to take a technique class each semester. By registering for DANC 510, each will be assigned to an appropriate level technique class. Additional work will be required as appropriate to a graduate level course.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (2-6 hours studio)

512. Advanced Modern Technique (3)

Prerequisites: Placement screening.
For graduate dance majors in the advanced skill of modern dance techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units. (6 hours studio)

514. Advanced Ballet Technique (3)

Graduate level skills in ballet technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units. (4 hours studio)

520A. Choreography A (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MFA degree program.
Will center on development of advanced approached to choreographic materials and techniques. It will emphasize outlining of artistic ideas in written form before physical realization, and will emphasize composing and shaping chorography based on clearly stated concepts.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion)

520B. Choreography B (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MFA program for dance.
Methods and practice of developing choreography utilizing music/composers as the basis for compositional exploration.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion)

520C. Choreography C (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.F.A. program.
Advanced study of choreographic methods concentrating on development of choreography inspired by, and relating to, other art forms. Compositional studies geared to traditional theatrical venues and alternate performing venues will be explored.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion).

520D. Choreography D (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.F.A. program.
Concentrates on development of dance choreography designed for presentation through video, and video used as an integrated/supporting form in live performance. Emphasizes skills and techniques in the exploration of dance documentation and the shooting and editing of digital video.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion).

521. Dance Composition III (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA degree program in Dance.
Methods and practice of developing choreography as related to the high school and community college setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lec., 4 hours lab)

522. Composition IV (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MA degree program.
Methods and practice in developing more advanced choreographic studies related to a high school or community college setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours studio; 1 lecture hour).

565. Dance Science as Related to Teaching Technique (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 260 and 505, or consent of instructor.
Application of anatomical principles, scientific principles of training, and biomechanical principles to more effectively design and teach dance technique classes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lec., 4 hours lab)

580A,B. Dance Performance (1)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units. (3 or more hours studio)

585A,B. Dance Performance (1)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units. (3 or more hours studio)

588. Seminar in Dance Management (2)

Techniques and practices in producing and promoting dance performances in fixed sites and in touring venues relevant to the production of MFA thesis concerts and to venues outside the University. For graduate students with prior experience in the field.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590. Selected Topics in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program in dance.
Topics of current interest to graduate students in dance will be selected for intensive study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes.

591A. Advanced Design for Dance Lighting (3)

Provides students with advanced work in design lighting for dance, and offers the in-depth technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to the execution of complete lighting plots.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours studio)

591B. Advanced Design for Dance Costuming (3)

Provides graduate students with advanced coursework in designing costumes for dance, and with skills necessary to execute the designs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours studio)

592. Selected Topics in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program in dance.
Topics of current interest to graduate students in dance will be selected for intensive study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (2-6 hours studio)

595. Repertory (1-3)

Prerequisite: Audition.
For graduate dance majors to learn more advanced works from the repertoire of noted choreographers or to have new works created on the students by distinguished choreographers.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (2-6 hours studio)

597. Criticism and Analysis of Dance (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the graduate degree programs in dance.
Seminar introducing students to aesthetic and critical discourses within dance studies. Readings in dance criticism, aesthetics, and theory will be discussed in relationship to contemporary and historical dance works. Requires extensive viewing of and writing about choreographic works.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual research or project under the guidance of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (2-6 hours studio) Letter grade only (A-F).

605. Seminar in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the MA or MFA in Dance.
Will be conducted as a seminar. Literature, including research appropriate to the particular topic of the course, will be examined and discussed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

642. Seminar in Dance History (3)

Intensive study of selected topics in the History of Dance.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics.

693. Teaching Internship (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the M.F.A. program in Dance.
Opportunity to work with full-time Dance faculty member in course preparation and instruction in one area of dance theory.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis/Project (1-6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis/project in dance for the M.A. degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

699. Thesis/Project (1-6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis/project in dance for the M.F.A. degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester.