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Dance

College of the Arts

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Dance - Undergraduate Programs

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides students with a broad scope of courses that helps prepare them for several career options and also allows for the pursuit of a double major.

Requirements

Composition (8 units): DANC 120, 220, 320.

Theory (21 units): DANC 100, 131, 260, 373I, 435I, 442B; 470 or 475; three units from 488, 491A, or 491B.

Performance/Crew (4 units): Two units from 181A, 181B, 381A, 381B, 481A or 481B; two units from 180A, 180B, 295, 321, 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B or 495.

Technique (20 units): Twelve units from DANC 152, 252, 312, 412, (3 units must be earned from 312 or 412); eight units from DANC 154, 254, 314, 316, 414 (3 units must be earned from 314 or 414).

Electives (5 units): Select five units from DANC 161, 262, 350, 360, 362, 420, 442A, 445, 470, 475, 488, 491A, or 491B.

Option in Dance Science (code DANCBA02) (120 units)

The B.A. in Dance, Option in Dance Science offers the dance major a course of study combining dance with specific science courses for students interested in teaching careers in dance, or careers in dance fitness, kinesiology and other science-based fields in dance. This degree also gives preparation for those who seek graduate education in the areas of dance science or related studies.

Admission into the program is the same for the general B.A. in Dance, which requires passing an entrance audition for placement in the major sequence of dance technique courses and meeting all University entrance requirements.

Requirements

Composition (5 units): DANC 120, 220.

Theory (40 units): DANC 100, 131, 161, 260, 262, 360, 373I, 442B, 470; BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Performance/Crew (2 units): one unit from DANC 181A, 181B, 381A, 381B, 481A, 481B; one unit from DANC 180A, 180B, 295, 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B, 495.

Technique (20 units): twelve units from DANC 152, 252, 312, or 412; 3 must be earned in 312 or 412. Eight units from DANC 154, 254, 314, 316, or 414; 3 must be from 314 or 414.

Electives: 5-6 units from DANC 362, KIN 307, 309, 315, 339I, 363, 368, 430, 462, 467.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (code DANCBF01) (132 units)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance is the only professional undergraduate degree in Dance in the CSU. The primary objective of the degree program is to prepare graduates for professional careers as performers and/or choreographers. The program also prepares students for entry into Master of Fine Arts programs in Dance. Preparation: All students wishing to pursue the BFA in Dance must demonstrate strong intermediate/advanced technical skill in dance by audition. Students may take the BFA studio audition, for entrance into this degree plan, after completing the following course work with a grade of “B” or better: DANC 120, 220, 252, 254, 380A or B, 381A or B.

Requirements

Composition (11 units): DANC 120, 220, 320, 420.

Theory (29-30 units): DANC 100, 131, 260, 161 or 262, 350 or 445, 373I, 442A, 442B, 470 or 475; six units from 488, 491A, or 491B.

Performance/Crew (7 units): Two units from DANC 181A, 181B, 381A, 381B, 481A or 481B; five units from 180A, 180B, 295, 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B or 495.

Technique (25 units): Fifteen units from DANC 152, 252, 312, 412; 3 units must be earned from 412. Ten units from DANC 154, 254, 314, 316, 414; 3 units must be earned from 414.

General Education Elective (3 units): Three units from AH 111A, 111B, 335I; CWL 124, 132, 161, 324I, 412I; DANC 435I; PHIL 361I; MUS 180, 190, 290, 363I, 364I, 490; THEA 113, 324I.

Minor in Dance (code DANCUM01)

Students wishing to minor in dance must audition for placement prior to starting the program. The Minor in Dance is available to any non-dance major.

Requirements

24 units of which 9 must be upper division. Technique (9 units): 6 units from DANC 152, 252, 312, or 412 (3 of which must be from DANC 252); Three units from DANC 154, 254, 314, or 414.

heory/Production/Performance (12 units): DANC 120, 131, 220, 442B; 1 unit from DANC 380A, 380B, 480A, 480B, or 495; and one unit from DANC 381A, 381B, 481A, 481B. Electives (3 units): DANC 161, 320, 350, 360, 362, 373I, 442A, 435I, 445, 475.