Dance Major Requirements
The Dance Major
Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7). Upper-level courses are taught on a rotating basis.
11 units, including
History/Theory, two units
Choreography, two unitsDANC 230 Dance History/Theory IDANC 240 Dance History/Theory II
Human Kinetics for Dance, one unitDANC 255 Choreography IDANC 335 Choreography II
Technical Theatre/Lighting or Costume Design, one unit chosen from:DANC 320 Human Kinetics for Dance (Science of Movement)
Technique, four units chosen from:THTR 206 Introduction to CostumeTHTR 305 Sound DesignTHTR 307 Lighting DesignTHTR 322 Advanced Costume Design
Elective, one unitDANC 367 Topics in Dance Techniques
Majors must take a minimum of eight classes in DANC 367 for .5 unit each as selected topics in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, dance improvisation, and contact improvisation. No student may take the same technique class at the same level more than once for credit with the exception of University Dancers. Majors will be required to take a minimum of two classes at the advanced level. Majors will not be required to write research papers in performance classes if taken as DANC 367 but will be required to complete all other course expectations.Music, Studio Art, or Art History
Note: THTR 330-THTR 341 (Practica) and THTR 388 (Individual Internship) cannot be counted toward the dance major. No course units can be counted toward both a major in dance and a minor in theatre.