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Dance

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Dance (code DANCBA01) (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance allows for the pursuit of a double major.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Majors will develop competency in modern dance and ballet, enabling them to pursue careers in education, health and fitness, professional arenas, or to further their academic dance pursuits.
  • 2. Majors will gain an overview of the historical, cultural, and scientific dimensions of dance.
  • 3. Majors will explore the fundamental skills and techniques necessary for the public performance of dance.
  • 4. Majors will have practical experience in the production and technological aspects of dance.
  • 5. Majors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.

Requirements

Composition (8 units):

  • Take all the following courses:
    • DANC 120 Improvisation (2)
    • DANC 220 Composition I (3)
    • DANC 320 Composition II (3)

Theory (21 units):

  • Take all the following courses:
    • DANC 100 Orientation to Dance (1)
    • DANC 131 Introduction to Music for Dance (2)
    • DANC 161 Placement for the Dancer (2)
    • DANC 260 Functional Anatomy for the Dancer (3)
    • DANC 261 Anatomy with Clay Laboratory (1)
    • DANC 342 Dance in a Cultural Perspective (3)
    • DANC 442 Traditions in Ballet and Modern Dance (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • DANC 470 Dance Pedagogy (3)
    • DANC 475 Dance for Children (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • DANC 491A Design for Dance Lighting (3)
    • DANC 491B Design for Dance Costuming (3)

Performance/Crew (4 units):

  • Take two units from the following courses:
    • DANC 181A, 181B, 381A, 381B, 481A or 481B
  • Take two units from the following courses:
    • DANC 180A, 180B, 295, 321, 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B or 495

Technique (20 units):

  • Take nine units from the following courses:
    • (3 units must be earned from 312 or 412)
    • DANC 152, 252, 312, 412
  • Take nine units from the following courses:
    • (3 units must be earned from 314 or 414):
    • DANC 154, 254, 314, 414
  • Take two units from the following courses:
    • DANC 216, 316

Electives:

  • Take six units from the following courses:
    • DANC 214, 262, 313, 315, 350, 360, 362, 416, 420, 426, 445, 470, 475, 491A, 491B, 498.

Each course may only be applied once.

General Education (6 units):

  • Take the following courses:
    • DANC 373I Nonverbal Communication (3)
    • DANC 435I Dance in Film (3)