NOTE: New student enrollments for this program are suspended. Currently-declared majors will be able to complete their degree requirements through teach-out agreements. Contact your advisor for more information.
The B.A. in Dance requires 120 credit hours for completion. This includes a minimum of 52 credit hours in major requirements and 35 credit hours to complete the university core curriculum. The B.A. in Dance requires a minor unless the student has declared a double major. The minor requires enrollment in an additional 12 to 22 hours. The remaining credit hours must be fulfilled with electives outside of DANC courses.
The proposed B.A. in Dance emphasizes a curriculum that embraces other academic disciplines and the potential impact of interdisciplinary study. The B.A. offers the opportunity to enter into Dance studies without the expectation of performance as a career outcome, although that remains a possible career path. The philosophical approach might be defined as an opportunity to emphasize the “why,” not just the “what” and “how.”
To be admitted to the Dance, B.A. program, a student:
- Must audition for admission to the BA or BFA programs.
- May declare the major once admitted to the university.
- Must complete the University’s composition core (RHET 1311 and RHET 1312 ) by the end of their third semester with a grade of “B” or better.
- Must be ready for placement in Level II in Ballet and Modern at the beginning of their third semester.
General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence.