Dance B.A.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

33 credits in major courses, including:

Core Dance Courses. 9 credits.9
Movement & Improvisation
Dance History & Legends
Dance Composition
Seminar. Choose 1 of the following:3
Topics in Dance Studies
Jazz in American Dance
Capstone Seminar. 3 credits.3
Dance Senior Capstone
Contemporary Dance. Choose 2 of the following:6
Contemporary: Foundations
Contemporary: Intermediate
Contemporary: Advanced
Studio Practice Electives. 3 credits from the following:3
Contact Improvisation
Ballet: Intermediate
Musical Theatre Dance
Advanced Improvisation
Choreography Workshop
Supplemental Studio Practice
Production Electives. 3 credits from the following, in any combination:3
Dance Production Practicum
Fundamentals of Design
Stagecraft: Lighting
Stagecraft: Scenery
Stagecraft: Costumes
Performance/Pedagogy Electives. 3 credits from the following, in any combination:3
Dance Performance Practicum
Site Performance Practicum
Dance Repertory
Teaching Assistantship
Intro to Acting
Improvisation Workshop
Performance & Culture Elective. 3 credits from the following:3
Drugs, Demons, & Dancing
African Forms
Brazilian Dance
Global Perspectives in Dance
Asian Performance Traditions
Environment & Performance
Sex, Gender & Performance
Activism & Performance
Theories of Performance
Diversity in US Theatre

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

Courses for the major and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the major in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s major requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.