BFA in Dance

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There are two bachelor of Fine Arts concentrations students may choose from: the general BFA in Dance, which concentrates on performance, and the BFA in Dance Studies and Choreography. All Dance majors must take a minimum of 120 credits to graduate , 48 of which must be at the 3300-4300 level. Outside of the required Dance credits in the concentrations, all dance students must take 42 credits to satisfy the University Core requirements.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Dance Major
Foundations (33 Credit hours):33
Dance Performance (Complete 3 credits)
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Improvisation
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Somatics
Dance Pedagogy
Choose One of the Following:
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Amer Dance Forms-Music Theatre
Embodied Studio Practices (Choose 24)24
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
Dance for Musical Theatre I
Amer Dance Forms-Music Theatre
Embodied Theory Practices (18 credit hours)18
Acting Fundamentals
Dance Theory and Composition
Choreography
Seminar
Choreography II: Group Forms
Performance Studies
Electives (Choose 3 credit hours)
Upper Level Elective in Any Area of Study 13
Total Hours120

 Concentration in Dance Studies and Choreography 

Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Foundations (33 credit hours):33
Dance Performance
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Improvisation
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Somatics
Dance Pedagogy
Embodied Studio Practices (Choose 12 credit hours)12
Dance Theatre Lab (Zero credit course- 4 semester required )
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Amer Dance Forms-Music Theatre
Selected Topics in Dance
Embodied Theory Practices (27 credit hours)27
Performing Arts Management
World Dance
Dance Theory and Composition
Performance Activism
Choreography
Seminar
Choreography II: Group Forms
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Studies
Elective (Choose 6 credit hours)6
Upper Level Elective in Any Area of Study 1
Upper Level Elective in Any Area of Study 2
Total Hours120
 
 

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Lab for GEOL 1314
Lab for GEOL 1313
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6