Nov 29, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
    
General Catalog 2023-2024

Dance, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The dance major involves students in creative inquiry, embodied, inventive collaboration, and skillful expression of ideas in order to prepare them for lives of leadership, service, and excellence in the arts, culture, and business of the future. Each student in the dance major explores performance, training, design, technology, and research in a multifaceted liberal arts context in order to develop individual identities as artists and the abilities to work collaboratively in a diverse workplace. The degree provides an excellent broad-based foundation for work in the arts or entertainment professions or for further training at graduate schools or conservatories. The program’s liberal arts emphasis prepares graduates for a variety of occupations in multiple performance fields, as well as non-performance fields.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

Total Units: 120*


*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. This includes DANCE 70  (Area E). See advisor for details.

Advising Notes


  1. Special requirements: Students seeking the B.A. in Dance are required to have competency in either DANCE 117 (Modern) or DANCE 158 (Ballet) for graduation.
  2. A maximum of 12 units of dance technique courses (DANCE 117A , DANCE 117B , DANCE 117C , DANCE 117D , DANCE 155A , DANCE 155B DANCE 158A DANCE 158B , DANCE 158C DANCE 158D  ) may be credited toward the minimum B.A. graduation requirement of 120 units.
  3. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the dance major.

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