Commercial Dance Major BFA

 

University Core Credits – (44 Minimum)

Includes as an in-depth Area sequence the following 9 credits of required Commercial Dance Major courses (formerly coded as THR courses):

PAGE 281 - Acting I (was THR 151);  PAGE 170 - American Musical Theater (was THR 180);  PAPD 131 - Light Workshop (was THR 176).

Note: If not taken to fulfill University Core Area requirements, these three major-required courses will fulfill Open Elective requirements. 

Major Courses Credits - (82 Credits)

Required Technique Courses: (47 credits)

PACD 100Ballet I

3 credits

PACD 105Ballet II

3 credits

PACD 200Ballet III

3 credits

PACD 205Ballet IV

3 credits

PACD 300Ballet V

3 credits

PACD 400Ballet VI

3 credits

PACD 102Jazz I

3 credits

PACD 107Jazz II

3 credits

PACD 202Jazz III

3 credits

PACD 207Jazz IV

3 credits

PACD 302Contemporary I

3 credits

PACD 307Contemporary II

3 credits

PACD 407Modern Dance

3 credits

DAN 109Theater Dance I

2 credits

DAN 114Theater Dance II

2 credits

DAN 207Hip Hop

2 credits

DAN 216Tap Dance I

2 credits

Required Dance Academics and Theater Courses (29 credits)

Students take 20 credits of Required Dance Academics courses and 9 credits of other required Performing Arts Dept. courses as follows:
PACD 227Choreography I

2 credits

DAN 306Body Awareness and Wellness

3 credits

PACD 145Vocal Music for Dancers I

3 credits

PACD 225Anatomy for Dancers

3 credits

PACD 240Vocal Music for Dancers II

3 credits

PACD 435Dance History

3 credits

PACD 475Dance Seminar

1 credits

PACD 499Senior Project

2 credits

AND

the following three required major courses (9 credits) which may be taken as an in-depth University Core Area Theater sequence:  

PAGE 281  Acting I;  PAGE 170  American Musical Theater;  and PAPD  Light Workshop

 

One Required Dance Concentration: (6 Credits)

Students choose 6 credits of course work in ONE of the following concentrations:

Performance Concentration: choose from DAN 196H, DAN 206, PACD 325, PACD 425

Choreography Concentration: choose from PACD 325, PACD 375, PACD 420

Pedagogy Concentration: choose from PACD 325, PACD 375, PACD 379, PACD 425 

 

For course titles and credits, see following list:

DAN 196HTopics: Hip Hop II

2 credits

DAN 206Tap Dance II

2 credits

PACD 325Improvisation

1 credits

PACD 375Ballet Pedagogy

2 credits

PACD 379Jazz Dance Pedagogy

2 credits

PACD 420Advanced Choreography

3 credits

PACD 425Partnering

1 credits

Open Electives (1-11 credits)

Includes UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar - required of first-year freshman (1 credit) and 9 credits of required Performing Arts Dept. courses if not taken as in-depth University Core Area sequence.

Total Credit Hours: 128

*Effective as of Spring 2013

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