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Dance Studies Major, B.A.A.

B.A.A. degree
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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Any student in good academic standing at CMU may sign a major in Dance Studies. Every student intending to major in Dance Studies must meet with an advisor to specify the course of study. A minimum of 2.5 GPA must be earned in the major.

Students must minor in either Business or Entrepreneurship.

 

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (25 hours)

DAN 109World Dance

2-6(Spec)

DAN 175Dance Appreciation

3(3-0)

DAN 232Dance Composition I

2(2-0)

DAN 305Studio: Dance Performance

1-4(Spec)

DAN 430Dance Production

3(3-0)

DAN 530History of Dance

3(3-0)

DAN 540Dance Studies Internship

6(Spec)

DAN 541Senior Capstone

3(3-0)

Note: Take 2 hours of DAN 109 and 1 hours of DAN 305. In addition, take 2 technical theatre studio courses in different areas.

Required Courses II (13 hours)

Select 13 hours from the courses below in consultation with your advisor:

DAN 231Fundamental Movement

2(2-0)

DAN 242Writing About Dance

3(3-0)

DAN 243Dance and Technology

2(1-2)

DAN 251Performing Arts Administration

3(3-0)

DAN 332Dance Composition II

3(3-0)

DAN 341Methods of Teaching Dance

3(3-0)

DAN 342Screendance

3(3-0)

DAN 343Dance Composition for Music Theatre

3(3-0)

DAN 480Dance Practicum

1-3(Spec)

DAN 494Field Study in Dance

1-3(Spec)

DAN 578Special Topics in Dance

1-9(Spec)

TAI 177Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

3(0-6)

Note: No more than 3 hours of DAN 578 may be counted toward the Dance Studies Major.

Required Courses III (14 hours)

Select 14 hours from the technical courses below in consultation with your advisor:
DAN 126Hip Hop

2(1-2)

DAN 133Modern I

2(1-2)

DAN 136Ballet I

2(1-2)

DAN 137Tap I

2(1-2)

DAN 138Jazz I

2(1-2)

DAN 233Modern II

2-6(Spec)

DAN 236Ballet II

2-6(Spec)

DAN 237Tap II

2-6(Spec)

DAN 238Jazz II

2-6(Spec)

DAN 333Modern III

2-6(Spec)

DAN 336Ballet III

2-6(Spec)

DAN 337Tap III

2-6(Spec)

DAN 338Jazz III

2-6(Spec)

Total: 52 semester hours