Feb 23, 2019
A Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance helps you become a dancer who values self-expression, intellectual investigation, creativity and discipline by exposing you to a broad range of dance techniques. With additional course work, the program prepares you to become a certified teacher.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance.
A minimum of 48 hours of DANC courses, including the following:
Dance technique, 16 hours
Modern dance technique, 12 hours
12 hours required from the following menu (including at least one course in Level VI)
Students will be placed in the Level of Modern Dance Technique Courses through examination.
Ballet technique, 4 hours
4 hours required from the following menu (including at least one course in Level IV)
Students will be placed in the Level of Ballet Technique Courses through examination.
Creative studies, 9 hours
(3 hours each)
Dance theory, 15 hours
(3 hours each)
Additional Global Dance Forms, 3 hours
3 hours from the following menu:
Each term/semester a student performs in public dance productions sponsored or approved by the department, the student must enroll in one of the following:
Optional. Students have the option to pursue a Minor in related fields. Suggested minors are: Entrepreneurship, Kinesiology, Digital Media, English, or Psychology.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Suggested dance electives
The following are suggested Dance Electives (please note prerequisites for these courses):
- Entrance auditions are required for admission to be a major in the dance program. Further information is available at www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu concerning time, date and place. DANC 1100 , DANC 1200 and DANC 2800 are open to all students in the university without restriction and satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements. All other DANC courses are open only to dance majors and minors.
- Technique levels are initially determined by an audition.
- Dance majors are expected to take modern technique each semester and encouraged to take ballet technique each semester with a minimum of one daily technique class. Transfer students entering the spring term/semester will be evaluated individually.
- Transfer course work to be substituted for required dance courses must be approved by a student’s academic advisor during the degree audit process.
- Students majoring in dance must make a B or better in dance technique in order to move to the next level, and at least a C in all other courses comprising the major. If students do not earn the above grades, they must repeat the course with only one repetition allowed. If students fail to progress, they will be removed from the Dance BA program.
- Students who miss the first day of class without consent of the instructor are subject to be administratively dropped from the course so that other students may be added. Students who miss the first day of class because of illness or some other acceptable excuse must notify the instructor on record the day of the absence.
- Students must observe prerequisites for each dance course. If a student has not completed prerequisites for a particular course, the student is subject to administrative drop without notice. Prerequisites are listed with individual course descriptions.
Requirements for dance teacher certification
Dance teacher certification
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences encourages students to explore teaching as a career option. The student’s academic advisor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in dance.
All students seeking secondary teaching certification in dance will major in the Dance, BA and fulfill the following additional requirements.
Education courses, 21 hours
Students must complete the 21 hours of education courses (above) and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification.
In order to enroll for the first required education course, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.
All state certification requirements and information on required examinations are available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) at www.tea.state.tx.us.
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examinations in dance.