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BA/BS in Dance

The Dance Program provides you the opportunity to develop creative, technical, pedagogical, and performance skills under the guidance of professional faculty in a supportive environment. The dance curriculum offers learning experiences that introduce students to historical, practical, technical, and creative aspects of dance. The degree offers a broad scope of applied dance skills and theoretical knowledge, preparing students for graduate study, teaching, and for a wide variety of professional opportunities in the performing arts.

Bachelors in Dance (90 credits)

Dance Core:  17 credits

D 260 Dance Improvisation
D 330 Rhythmic Awareness
D 351 Dance Composition I

All Dance Majors: 14 Credits (5 LD & 9 UD)

D110 Transitions I: High School to College (1)

D240 Wellness for Dancers (3)

D260 Dance Improvisation (1)

D351 Dance Composition I (3)

D410 Transition II: College to Career (1)

D454 Evolution of Modern Dance

or D453 Ballet History (3) (WR)

D405 Senior Project (2)

 

Technique Core:  27 Credits (8 UD Required)

  • Dance Education and Studio Management 90 credits (61 UD)
  • Dance Film and Technology 90 Credits (60 UD)
  • Dance Performance and Choreography: 90 Credits (60 UD)

Dance Education and Studio Management Concentration Core: 26 Credits (26 UD)
 

D320 Dance Studio Management (3)

D330 Rhythmic Awareness (3)

D340 Conditioning for Dance (2)

D390 Kinesiology for Dancers (3)

D399 SS: Dance Concert (2)

D451 Dance Production (3)

D451L Dance Production Lab (1)

D460 Dance Audio and Video Technology (3)

D491 Creative Dance for Children (3)

D494 Dance Pedagogy (3) (WR)

Non-Technique Dance Electives

(9 UD Credits)

Cross-Discipline Dance Education and Studio Management Concentration Core:  14 Credits (11 UD Required)

 

Required

ENT384 Going Into Business in Oregon (1)

Required

EXS310 Motor Behavior (4)

 

Choose 1  (3 Credits)

EXS244 Group Exercise Leadership (3)

EXS245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning (3)

Choose 2 (6 Credits)

BA310 Principles of Marketing (3)

ENT330 Planning and Creating New Ventures (3)

ENT350 Small Business Management (3)

ENT360 Small Business Marketing (3)

Dance Film and technology Core: 19 credits (19 UD)

D330 Rhythmic Awareness (3)

D352 Dance Composition II (3)

D451 Dance Production (3)

D451 Dance Production Lab (1)

D455 Group Choreography (3)

D456 Choreography for the Camera (3)

D460 Dance Audio and Video Technology (3)

 

Non-Technique Dance Electives

(9 UD Credits)

Cross-Discipline Dance Film and Technology Concentration Core:  21 Credits (15 UD Required)

Choose 21 Credits From:

A119 Digital Presentation for Artists (4)

A120 Foundations of Digital Art & Design (4)

A262 Digital Images & Photography I (4)

ANTH 369 Visual Anthropology (3)

CS 122 Introduction to Computer Science (3)

CS 125 Introduction to Computer Game Development (4)

CS 126 Introduction to Smart Phone App Development (4)

CS 127 Introduction to Multimedia Programming (4)

CS 133 Introduction to Python Programming (4)

ENG386 Form and Meaning in Film (4)

GEOG 386 Making Digital Video for Social Sciences (4)

IS 199 Information Systems Topics (1-6)

IS 299 Information Systems Topics (1-6)

MUS 381 Music Audio Production (3)

MUS 382 Digital Music Production (3)

MUS 383 Advanced Music Production (3)

TA 112 Introduction to Film (3)

TA 370 Acting for the Camera (3)

Technique Core:  36 Credits (18 UD Required)

Performance and Choreography Concentration Core:  22 Credits (20 UD)

D270 Dance Partnering (2)

D340 Conditioning for Dance (2)

D352 Dance Composition II (3)

D390 Kinesiology for Dancers (3)

D399 SS: Dance Concert (3)

D455 Group Choreography (3)

D456 Choreography for the Camera (3)

D494 Dance Pedagogy (3)

 

Non-Technique Dance Electives

 (6 UD Credits)

 

Cross-Discipline Performance and Choreography Concentration Core: 12 Credits (7 UD Required)

Choose 12 credits From:

A115 Beginning Design: 2D (4)

A116 Beginning Design:  3D (4)

A204 Art History: Pre-Historic Through Late Antiquity (4)

A205 Art History: Middle Ages Through Renaissance (4)

A206 Art History: Baroque Through Contemporary (4)

A304 History of Modern Art 1789-1914 (4)

A305 History of Modern Art 1914-1965 (4)

A306 History of Modern Art 1965-present (4)

Mus107 Introduction to Music and Its Literature (3)

MUS111 Musicianship (3)

MUS181 Voice Class I (2)

MUS182 Voice Class II (2)

MUS360 Music History I (3)

MUS361 Music History II (3)

MUS362 Music History III (3)

MUS381 Music Audio Production (3)

TA370 Acting for the Camera (3)

TA381 Theatre History I (4)

TA382 Theatre History II (4)

TA383 Theatre History III (4)

 

Contact

Department of Theatre and Dance 503 838-8310 | or e-mail: janovid@wou.edu