B.A. in Dance

The dance major provides students with an understanding of how dance fits into a larger, global context and helps students develop in several areas: technical proficiency, historical and cultural perspectives, personal artistry, and production skills. Through intensive dance laboratories, you'll explore forms ranging from classical to jazz to modern. As a dance major, you’ll also learn the behind-the-scenes process of putting a show together and get the opportunity (in choreography and dance composition courses) to develop your unique voice as an artist. 

The dance major prepares graduates for careers in dance performance, choreography, and dance education, as well as advanced study in graduate programs. The NSU Dance ensemble offers additional opportunities to perform, while master classes and visiting professionals inspire you to explore new modes of communication through movement.

The successful dance graduate is expected to:

  • Exhibit proficiency in various dance techniques and styles;
  • Identify and evaluate historical, cultural and stylistic forms of dance;
  • Demonstrate personal artistry in the creation of dance performances;
  • Explain the movement of the body in relation to dance.

 

B.A. in Dance Requirements

Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program.
Dance Requirements Students are required to complete 50 credit hours as part of the Dance Program. See the curriculum below. 
Core Courses (47 credits)
Credits
DANC 2101
Dance Laboratory I (DANC 2101 / Credits: 1 )
1
DANC 2102
Dance Laboratory II (DANC 2102 / Credits: 1 )
1
DANC 2103
Dance Laboratory III (DANC 2103 / Credits: 1 )
1
DANC 2104
Dance Laboratory IV (DANC 2104 / Credits: 1 )
1
DANC 2201
Ballet II (DANC 2201 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 2400
Jazz Dance II (DANC 2400 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 2600
Modern Dance II (DANC 2600 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3100
Dance Improvisation (DANC 3100 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3200
Dance History (DANC 3200 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3500
Global Dance Perspectives (DANC 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3550
World Dance (DANC 3550 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3600
Modern Dance III (DANC 3600 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3700
Solo Dance Composition (DANC 3700 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 3900
Advanced Studio Techniques (DANC 3900 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 4000
Dance Composition (DANC 4000 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 4300
Dance Choreography (DANC 4300 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 4950
Internship in Dance (DANC 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3
THEA 2060
Technical Theatre (THEA 2060 / Credits: 3 )
3
THEA 4930
Senior Seminar (THEA 4930 / Credits: 1 )
1
Select 3 credits from the following courses
Credits
ARTS 2600
Introduction to Arts Administration (ARTS 2600 / Credits: 3 )
3
DANC 2350
Dance for the Camera (DANC 2350 / Credits: 3 )
3
THEA 3050
Costuming and Makeup (THEA 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3
THEA 3500
Stage and Production Management (THEA 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 24 credits of coursework from the following disciplines: ARTS, DANC, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, MUSC, PHIL, and THEA, as well as an intermediate degree of competency in a foreign language (generally, a minimum of 6 credits or another demonstration of competency).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

Graduates of DCMA’s Dance program can become leaders in a variety of industries and professions, including:

Sample Careers
Artistic Director, Administrator Dance Critic Dance Therapist
Choreographer Dance Designer Grants Specialist
College Professor Dance Educator Occupational Therapist
Company Manager Dance Festival Director Pilates, Body Conditioning
Costume Designer Dance Notator Professional Dancer
Dance Company Rehearsal Director Dance Studio Owner Technician

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