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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance, B.S.


Department of Theatre and Dance  
Marsha Barsky,  Program Coordinator
615-898-5023
Marsha.Barsky@mtsu.edu

The B.S. in Dance provides students with diverse opportunities to develop theoretical and practical applications of dance. The program is designed to prepare students for the profession or further study at the graduate level. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedule of courses.

Students majoring in Dance must select a specialized track of study: performance and choreography or dance pedagogy in practice.

Students audition to be accepted into the Dance major through four regularly scheduled auditions every year. For additional information and to register for the audition, contact the dance program coordinator.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Dance, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Major Requirements (38 hours)


Core Technique Requirements (20 hours)


Composition Requirements (3 hours)


Somatic Practice Requirement (3 hours)


Specialized Tracks of Study


Students will select one of the following tracks:

Performance and Choreography (15 hours)


Composition Requirement (3 hours)

Applied Professional Skills (12 hours)

Choose from the following:

Dance Pedagogy in Practice (15 hours)


Applied Professional Skills (9 hours)

Choose from the following:

General Electives (26 hours)


  • Only 6 credit hours may be in DANC courses

Total hours in program: 120


Recommended Curriculum: Dance


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

All students pursuing a major within this department must complete the General Education requirements. The following is a suggested pattern of study; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before each registration.

Freshman


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 30 Hours