Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


Dance (DAN) with a concentration in Dance Studies (DAS)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 50.0301

College of The Arts


Major Description

The focus of this degree is to enable the student to combine dance with another area of interest and encourage the development of an individualized program of study through the selection of general education requirements as well as a focused selection of elective courses. The selection of electives should be designed to provide each student with the maximum value of a liberal arts education within a focused area of study. A student with additional interest in another field (e.g., African Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Education, Health Science, History, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women's Studies, etc.) should complete focused study in that area along with the core of study in dance. Each student is required to develop a final independent project incorporating dance with his or her focused study. Dance students must continue to take at least one technique course each semester. At the end of the third semester, the faculty will determine if appropriate progression has been made for continuation in the B.A. Dance major.

Limited Access - This major has additional admissions requirements as listed in this section.

The B.A. in Dance is a limited access program and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive core of study in Studio Technique, Choreographic Studies, and Dance Studies.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

Although credit or elective credit toward the major will be given for these courses, placement in upper-level technique classes will continue to be based on individual proficiency. Other technique courses in other styles of dance may be accepted toward the major on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the university. Transfer dance credits must be evaluated by faculty and dance advisor at time of entrance.

  • DAN X603 or DAN X610 (2 credit hours)
  • TPA X200 or TPA X223 or TPA X232 (3 credit hours)
  • DAA X200-X209 (9 credit hours)
    • up to 10 credit hours of any lower-level Ballet Technique courses within the X200-X209 taxonomy
  • DAA X100-X109 (9 credit hours)
    • up to 10 credit hours of any lower level-Modern Technique courses within the X100-X109 taxonomy

Total Major Hours: 64-74 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 55-65 Hours

Studio Technique (19-29 semester hours)

Creative Studio Studies (12 semester hours)

Dance Studies (24 semester hours)

Concentration Elective Courses - 9 Hours

Students choose 9 credit hours of focused electives in the other area of interest in consultation with the advisor.

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