Dance : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, BFA

Advisement

First-semester students are required to meet with the department academic advisor.

Prospective majors should also arrange for an interview with the department academic advisor to ensure they are taking courses in the proper sequence and to obtain the most benefit from departmental advisement.

Dance - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum grade of C+ is necessary in all required courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre with
TH 135 or TH 136 Production Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination
THD 201 Modern Dance 1
THD 210 Tap Dance 1
THD 213 Ballet 1
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1

Required Courses

THD 202 Modern Dance 2
THD 211 Tap Dance 2
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 350 Laban Movement Analysis
THD 341 Ballet 3 and THD 342 Ballet 4, or THD 345 Modern Dance 3 and THD 346 Modern Dance 4, or THD 371 Jazz Dance 3 and THD 372 Jazz Dance 4
THD 400 Creative Movement
THD 410 Modern Dance 5 or THD 417 Jazz Dance 5 or THD 421 Ballet 5
THD 430 Dance History
THD 432 Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy for Dancers
THD 441 Choreography
THD 454 Methods of Dance Teaching
THD 475 Internship in Dance Teaching
THD 481 Research in Dance or THD 442 Choreography 2
Dance tutorials*
Two 200/300-level TH practicums
Two electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 57

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Transfer students' placement in technique courses is based upon audition.
Performance is an option each semester and is determined by audition.
Please note that schedule does not include performance credits.

FIRST YEAR
Fall THD 201, THD 210, THD 213, THD 263
Spring THD 202, THD 211, THD 214, THD 264
Fall or Spring TH 106 with TH 135 or TH 136

SECOND YEAR
Fall TH 203, THD 341, THD 345, THD 371, one 200/300-level TH practicum*
Spring THD 342, THD 346, or THD 372, THD 400

THIRD YEAR
Fall THD 430, THD 410 or THD 417 or THD 421; THD 441
Spring THD 432, THD 454, THD 475, one 200/300-level TH practicum*, one elective, level 4 technique classes offered but not required

FOURTH YEAR
Fall THD 481 or THD 442, dance tutorials**, one 200/300-level TH practicum
Spring dance tutorials**, one elective

*200/300 level practicum may be taken after completing TH 106/135 or 136
**Technique classes must be repeated once for full credit and then may be taken as tutorials.

Dance - B.F.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum grade of C+ is necessary in all required courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre with TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
THD 201 Modern Dance 1
THD 210 Tap Dance 1
THD 213 Ballet 1
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1

Required Courses

MUS 115 Understanding Music
TH 108 Basic Acting 1
TH 203 Visual Imagination
THD 202 Modern Dance 2
THD 211 Tap Dance 2
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 310 Tap 3
THD 337 Dance Studio - Zodiaque or THD 338 Dance Studio - Zodiaque or THD 340 Dance Studio***
THD 341 Ballet 3
THD 342 Ballet 4
THD 345 Modern Dance 3
THD 346 Modern Dance 4
THD 371 Jazz Dance 3
THD 372 Jazz Dance 4
THD 350 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
THD 378 Pas de Deux 1
THD 381 Social Dance
THD 400 Creative Movement
THD 410 Modern Dance 5
THD 417 Jazz Dance 5
THD 421 Ballet 5
THD 430 Dance History
THD 432 Kinesiology/Anatomy for the Dancer
THD 441 Choreography 1
THD 481 Research in Dance, THD 442 Choreography 2, or THD 454 Methods of Dance Teaching
Four 200/300-level TH practicums

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 96-99

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Transfer students' placement in technique courses is based upon audition.
Performance is an option each semester and is based upon audition.

FIRST YEAR
Fall THD 201, THD 210, THD 213, THD 263
Spring THD 202, THD 211, THD 214, THD 264, TH 106, TH 136

SECOND YEAR
Fall THD 337 or THD 340 **, THD 310; THD 341, THD 345, THD 371, TH 203, one 200/300-level TH practicum*
Spring THD 338 or THD 340 **, THD 342, THD 346, THD 372, THD 378, THD 400, performance***, one 200/300-level TH practicum

THIRD YEAR
Fall TH 108, THD 337 or THD 340**, THD 410, THD 417, THD 421, THD 441, THD 430, one 200/300-level TH practicum
Spring MUS 115, THD 338**, THD 381, dance tutorials*, one 200/300-level TH practicum; level 6 technique classes offered, not required

FOURTH YEAR
Fall THD 337 or THD 340**, THD 350, dance tutorials*, one or two electives
Spring THD 338 or THD 340**; THD 481 or TH 442 or 454, one or two electives**, dance tutorials*

*Technique classes must be repeated once for full credit and then may be taken as tutorials.
**A minimum of three semesters of performance is required; placement is based upon audition; performance is an option each semester.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:50 EST