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Bachelor of Arts in Dance (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides students with a balanced course of study that helps to prepare them for careers as performers, educators, arts administrators, health and fitness specialists, and/or graduate study in dance.

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 (5 units):

  • DANC 120 Improvisation (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • DANC 220 Composition I (3)
    Prerequisite: DANC 120. Corequisite: DANC 131.

Theory (21 units):

Take all the following courses:

  • DANC 100 Orientation to Dance (1)
    Prerequisite: Dance Major or Minor. Corequisite: DANC 152 or DANC 154.
  • DANC 131 Introduction to Music for Dance (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • DANC 161 Placement for the Dancer (2)
    Prerequisites: Open to Dance Majors and Minors.
  • DANC 260 Functional Anatomy for the Dancer (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 161 or consent of the instructor.
  • DANC 261 Anatomy with Clay Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: DANC 161 or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: DANC 260 or consent of the instructor.
  • DANC 262 Pilates I (3)
    Prerequisites: DANC 260 or BIOL 208.
  • DANC 442 Dance and Social Identity in the U.S. (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following courses:

  • DANC 470 Dance Pedagogy (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
  • DANC 475 Dance for Children (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • DANC 491A Design for Dance Lighting (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • DANC 491B Design for Dance Costuming (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Performance/Crew (4 units):

Take two units from the following courses:

  • DANC 181A, DANC 181B, DANC 381A, DANC 381B, DANC 481A, DANC 481B

Take two units from the following courses:

  • DANC 180A, DANC 180B, DANC 295, DANC 321, DANC 380A, DANC 380B, DANC 480A, DANC 480B, DANC 495

Technique (22 units):

Take nine units from the following courses:

  • DANC 152, DANC 252, DANC 312, DANC 412

Take nine units from the following courses:

  • DANC 154, DANC 254, DANC 314, DANC 414

Take two units from the following courses:

  • DANC 112A, DANC 114A, DANC 312, DANC 314.

Take two units from the following courses:

  • DANC 216, DANC 316

Four units from the following courses:

  • DANC 105, DANC 106, DANC 108, DANC 116, DANC 214, DANC 217, DANC 312, DANC 313, DANC 314, DANC 315, DANC 316, DANC 317, DANC 320, DANC 342, DANC 360, DANC 362, DANC 373, DANC 412, DANC 414, DANC 416, DANC 420, DANC 426, DANC 445, DANC 470, DANC 475, DANC 491A, DANC 491B, DANC 498.

Each course may only be applied once.

General Education (3 units):

Take the following course:

  • DANC 435 Dance in Film (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements and one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division standing.

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