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Dance B.A.

Theatre Arts & Dance
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 45
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The B.A. in dance emphasizes general studies of contemporary dance in a global context. This degree prepares the student for further studies in such areas of dance as performance, choreography, dance theory, teaching, arts management, movement therapy, and kinesiology.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission into the B.A. program is by audition only.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
Major Core
DNCE 1601 - Dance Improvisation (1.0 cr)
DNCE 1626 - Music for Dance [AH] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3010 - Modern Dance Technique 5 (2.0 cr)
DNCE 3020 - Modern Dance Technique 6 (2.0 cr)
DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 [WI] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3601 - Dance Composition 1 (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3602 - Dance Composition 2 (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3901 - Survival Strategies in Dance (3.0 cr)
DNCE 4443 - Theorizing Dancing Bodies (3.0 cr)
DNCE 4601 - Dance Composition 3 (3.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 5700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
Students must take a total of at least 12 credits in electives. Electives may be fulfilled by courses in dance or in fields related to dance. For example, courses in music, theatre, art history, kinesiology, cultural studies, speech communications, gender studies, as agreed upon between the student and dance adviser. At least 9 credits must be at 3xxx or above. No more than 3 credits in technique may be counted.
Senior Seminar
DNCE 4901 - Senior Seminar (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
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