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Dance Major (DANC)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U431

The Dance major (B.F.A.) is planned to provide experiences in dance as an art form with emphasis on creative and performance activities. Course work in modern dance, ballet technique, choreography, and performance are central in the curriculum, providing a basis for graduate study and for careers related to dance.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: any GFA course except DCE

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course:
required: DCE 200

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: one GNS lab course and an additional GNS course with a different departmental prefix (NTR 213 recommended)

6–7

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
required for GL Marker: DCE 200
required for GN Marker: DCE 205
Students select: 2 additional courses carrying GL/GN markers

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive. DCE 505 serves as the major SI course.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive. DCE 305 serves as the major WI course.

 

III Major Requirements (78 semester hours)

  1. Dance technique and theory (24 s.h.)
    • contemporary dance: grade of B or higher in 6 s.h. selected from DCE 312, 324, 412, 424
    • Ballet: 4 s.h. selected from: DCE 113, 114, 214, 314, 414
    • African and other forms: DCE 232 or 332, plus 3 additional s.h. selected from: DCE 216, 231, 232, 316, 332
    • Dance technique electives: 10 additional s.h. selected from any of the above, or DCE 230 or 233
  2. DCE 117 (recommended), 200, 205, 217, 241, 253, 255 (twice), 305, 340, 353, 355, 417, 453, 470 or 487, 505, 546 or 557; DCE 455 or THR 284 or 584
  3. Dance performance (6 s.h.) selected from:
    DCE 143, 243, 250, 343, or 443; must include at least 2 s.h. of DCE 343 or 443
  4. Dance Electives to total 78 s.h. in Dance
  5. Overall 2.75 GPA or higher in courses taken at UNCG

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 128 total semester hours required for degree, at least 42 semester hours outside Dance, including GEC.