Two female dancers performing

Dance Major Curriculum

  Dance Studies (52 credits)
 
DAN 101
First Year/Transfer Student Orientation 1 cr
DAN 216/416 Ballet Modern Technique*
(6 semesters each at 1 credit, min. of 2 semesters of 416 in each)
Additional Technique
12 cr
4 cr
DAN 210 Dance Theatre (1-2 credits arr., based on # of pieces per semester, by audition)
4 cr
DAN 320 Integrated Movement Studies (Pre-requiste = Biology 120 Human Anatomy) (Fall Even years) 3 cr
DAN 321 Dance Pedagogy (Fall Odd years) 3 cr
DAN 360 Children's Dance 1 cr
DAN 384 Dance Composition I (Fall Odd years) 3 cr
DAN 385 Dance Composition II (Pre-requisite = DAN 384 Composition I) (Spring Even years) 3 cr
DAN 410 Pre-professional Dance Theatre (1-3 credits arr., based on # of pieces per semester, by audition)
4 cr
DAN 412 Dance Theatre Choreography (Pre-req DAN 384/385; Instructor permission required; by audition)
2 cr
DAN 422 Labanalysis (Spring Odd years) 3 cr
DAN 421 Dance History (Pre-req DAN 100) 3 cr
DAN 490 Senior Project (Spring) 3 cr
  * Must include a minimum of 4 semesters each of ballet, modern and jazz  
Science Studies (9 credits)  
BIO 120 Human Anatomy 4 cr
PEP 300 Applied Human Anatomy and Biomechanics (pre-req Biology 120) (Fall) 2 cr
PEP 360 Motor Development (Spring) 3 cr
  Allied Arts Studies (4-5 credits)
Two of the following courses (2 credits)
 
Music 114 Individual Instruction 1 cr 
Music 145-150 Piano or Voice 1 cr
Music 365 Chamber Ensemble (DDD or World Beat) 1 cr 
  One of the following courses (2-3 credits)  
THE 105 Basics of Performance 3 cr 
THE 202 Costume Design 3 cr
THE 205 Lighting Design 3 cr 
THE 320 Stage Management 2 cr 
  Movement Sciences Core Requirements   
MVSC 201 Foundations of Physical Activity and Wellness 3 cr
MVSC 429 Principal of Leadership and Pedagogy 3 cr
HPRD 486 Program & Marketing for Healthy Active Lifestyles (pre-req MVSC 201) (Spring) 1 cr