(Students who matriculated before Fall 2011 should see below for the requirements.)
Majors must complete eleven academic courses (six required, five elective) and a minimum of eight 1-point technique courses. All majors write a senior thesis as part of their coursework.
Required courses are distributed as follows:
The following two courses are required and should be completed before the senior year:
One course must be taken in each of the following two categories:
All majors must do two semesters of senior work. The following course, which culminates in a 25-30-page written thesis and an oral presentation to the Department at the end of the semester, is required of all seniors:
In addition, all majors must take one of the following two courses, depending on whether the senior requirement is completed with a creative project or a two-semester written thesis:
Students who are double majors may request permission to write a two-semester combined thesis.
Five additional 3- or 4-point courses, chosen in consultation with the major advisor, are required. Electives may be chosen from among the departmental offerings listed above or below, including additional coursework in Composition, Movement Science, and/or Senior Work beyond the major requirement.
(11 total, plus 8 technique courses)
1 Movement Science
1 Senior Seminar
1 Senior Project (Research in Dance or Repertory for Dance)
8 Technique Courses
Majors must fulfill an eleven-course requirement, including the Senior Seminar in Dance (DNCE BC3591) and either Senor Project: Research in Dance (DNCE BC3592) or Senior Project: Repertory for Dance (DNCE BC3593), in addition to taking a minimum of eight 1-point technique courses. To fulfill the distribution requirements, one course must be taken in each of the following four areas:
In consultation with the major advisor, an additional five courses should be chosen from the courses listed above or below:
All dance majors must do two semesters of senior work. The Senior Seminar (DNCE BC 3591), given in the fall semester, requires a 25-30 page written thesis and an oral presentation to the Department at the end of the semester. The second semester is usually a performance project for which the student registers in Senior Project: Repertory for Dance (DNCE BC 3593). Students may also choose to do a two-semester thesis, registering in Senior Project: Research for Dance (DNCE BC 3592). Students who are double majors may request permission to do a two-semester combined thesis.
Six courses constitute a minor in Dance. Normally, three history/criticism and three credit-bearing performance/choreography courses are taken. (Note: 1-point technique courses do NOT count toward the Dance minor.) Courses are to be selected on the basis of consultation with full-time members of the Department.