This degree is designed for exceptionally talented students interested in pursuing careers as dancers and choreographers. A heavy emphasis is placed on technique and composition courses, although a broad spectrum of theory courses is also required. Students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA, and audition for admittance into the program. Students are expected to perform each semester and showcase their own choreography regularly.
This degree is designed for students seeking secondary certification in Dance. These students typically become dance instructors in the public schools and/or private schools/studios. Students will focus on teaching methods/philosophies and receive "hands on" experience with teaching. Students are required to take Curriculum courses and be a Student Teacher in a public school during their senior year. Students must audition for admittance into the program. Students must have and maintain a 2.75 GPA.
Same as the "Single Field" degree, but students will also be certified in a second teaching field of their choosing. This degree is time intensive, and has very little room for electives. Students must have and maintain a 2.75 GPA.
This degree is designed for students interested in the broad theoretical study of dance. Students may choose to focus on: Dance History/Criticism, Dance Production, Dance Technology, Somatic Studies (study of body/mind practices), or Dance Administration/Business. Students in this option are provided with more electives; as well as mentoring by the faculty so they may tailor the degree to their interests. Students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
If you are not certain about the class or classes you should enroll in, please either contact the instructor, your advisor, Dance Office or the Fine Arts and Communication Advising Center at 512.245.1932.