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
DANC 230 Dance History/Theory I
DANC 240 Dance History/Theory II
Choreography, two units
DANC 255 Choreography I
DANC 335 Choreography II
Human Kinetics for Dance, one unit
DANC 320 Human Kinetics for Dance (Science of Movement)
Technical Theatre/Lighting or Costume Design, one unit chosen from
THTR 202 Stage Lighting
THTR 206 Introduction to Costume
THTR 322 Advanced Costume Design
Technique, four units chosen from
DANC 367 Topics in Dance Techniques
Elective, one unit
Music, Studio Art, or Art History
Majors must take a minimum of eight units in DANC 367 for .5 unit each as selected topics in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, dance improvisation, and contact improvisation as DANC 367. 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 one unit 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.
Theatre 330-341 (Practica) and 388 (Internship) cannot be counted in the major.
No course units can be counted toward both a major in theatre and a minor in dance.