Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Dance, Bachelor of Arts

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Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Major Requirements (58 UNITS)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Lower Division Requirements
DAN 130Global Dance Perspectives3
DAN 200Jazz I2
DAN 205Jazz II2
DAN 210Ballet I2
DAN 215Ballet II2
DAN 220Modern Dance I2
DAN 225Modern Dance II2
Select two units of the following:2
Dance of World Cultures
Tap Dance
Tap Dance II
Dance Touring Ensemble
Select one course from the following:3
Acting I
Fundamentals of Theatre Design
Theatre Workshop
Upper Division Requirements
DAN 330Dance Composition I2
DAN 335Dance Composition II3
DAN 340Dance Production1
DAN 345Rhythmic Analysis3
DAN 355Forces and Figures in Dance3
DAN 375Dance Kinesiology & wellness1
DAN 430Dance Composition III3
DAN 480Dance Rehearsal & Performance2
DAN 499Senior Dance Thesis2
Select five Dance Technique courses of the following:10
Jazz III
Jazz IV
Ballet III
Ballet IV
Modern Dance III
Modern Dance IV
Ballet V
Ballet VI
Modern Dance V
Modern Dance VI
Select one Theatrical Design course of the following:3
Makeup and Hair
Stage Lighting and Sound
Stage Management
Select one Dance Studies course of the following:3
Somatics and Conditioning
Dance Pedagogy
Dance for Children
Musical Theatre Studies
Total Hours56