Ballet Pedagogy, B.F.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 127-131

Major Hours: 69-74

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 27


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B266

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Dance.  Audition is required for admission to degree program.

Dance Requirements
Ballet Technique: 32 hours
Choose three semesters of the following:12
Intermediate Ballet Technique
Ballet Technique III
Choose five semesters of the following:20
Ballet Technique III
Ballet Technique IV
Modern Technique: 4-8 hours
DANC 2312Modern Technique II2-4
or DANC 3314 Modern Technique III
DANC 2312Modern Technique II2-4
or DANC 3314 Modern Technique III
Company: 8 hours (4 semesters required)
DANC 3292OU Ballet Company2
or DANC 2292 Ballet Company Apprentice
DANC 3292OU Ballet Company2
or DANC 2292 Ballet Company Apprentice
DANC 3292OU Ballet Company2
or DANC 2292 Ballet Company Apprentice
DANC 3292OU Ballet Company2
or DANC 2292 Ballet Company Apprentice
Additional Courses: 28-29 hours
DANC 1911Rehearsal and Production1
DANC 1911Rehearsal and Production1
DANC 1913Music for Dancers3
Choose two semesters of the following:2
Pointe Class
DANC 2412Pilates Body Conditioning2
DANC 2712Body Science for Dancers2
DANC 3272Performance Practices in Ballet2
DANC 3743Dance History: Early Roots3
DANC 4612Ballet Choreography2
DANC 4812Teaching of Ballet Technique2
DANC 4821Teaching Practicum - Ballet1
DANC 4821Teaching Practicum - Ballet1
DANC 4721Senior Capstone Lecture1
DANC 4722Senior Capstone Project2
Choose one of the following:3-4
Costume Construction
Stagecraft
Stage Lighting
Lighting Musical Forms
Advised Electives to bring total applicable hours to 127-131 1
Total Credit Hours72-77

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school. —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
The Understanding of Art
Understanding Theatre
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
DANC 3753Dance History: Three Centuries of Development3
World Culture
Choose one course from 3000-4000 level Art or Music3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours40-51

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Dance credit must be earned in residence as a declared major.

This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement. Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
DANC 2241 Pointe Class 1
DANC 2412 Pilates Body Conditioning 2
DANC 2214
Intermediate Ballet Technique
or Ballet Technique III
4
DANC 2292
Ballet Company Apprentice
or OU Ballet Company
2
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Music for Dancers  
First-Year Experience (Core V)
 
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
DANC 2241 Pointe Class 1
DANC 2312
Modern Technique II
or Modern Technique III
2-4
DANC 2214
Intermediate Ballet Technique
or Ballet Technique III
4
DANC 2292
Ballet Company Apprentice
or OU Ballet Company
2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH (Core I) 3
Choose one of the following (not previously taken): 3
Music for Dancers  
First-Year Experience (Core V)
 
 Credit Hours18-20
Sophomore
First Semester
DANC 2214
Intermediate Ballet Technique
or Ballet Technique III
4
DANC 3272 Performance Practices in Ballet 2
DANC 2292
Ballet Company Apprentice
or OU Ballet Company
2
DANC 2712 Body Science for Dancers 2
DANC 2312
Modern Technique II
or Modern Technique III
2-4
Choose one of the following Core IV, Artistic Forms: 3
The Understanding of Art  
Understanding Theatre  
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours18-20
Second Semester
DANC 3214
Ballet Technique III
or Ballet Technique IV
4
DANC 2292
Ballet Company Apprentice
or OU Ballet Company
2
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
Choose one of the following: 3-4
Costume Construction  
Stagecraft  
Stage Lighting  
Lighting Musical Forms  
 Credit Hours16-17
Junior
First Semester
DANC 1911 Rehearsal and Production 1
DANC 3214
Ballet Technique III
or Ballet Technique IV
4
DANC 3743 Dance History: Early Roots (Core IV, Western Culture) 3
Choose one of the following Core IV (previously not taken): 3
The Understanding of Art  
Understanding Theatre  
Choose one of the following: 5-6
Beginning Language (Core I)
 
Advised Electives, lower- or upper-division 2
 
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
DANC 3214
Ballet Technique III
or Ballet Technique IV
4
DANC 3753 Dance History: Three Centuries of Development 3
DANC 4812 Teaching of Ballet Technique 2
Choose one of the following: 5-6
Beginning Language Cont. (Core I)
 
Advised Electives, lower- or upper-division 2
 
 Credit Hours14-15
Senior
First Semester
DANC 1911 Rehearsal and Production 1
DANC 3214
Ballet Technique III
or Ballet Technique IV
4
DANC 4612 Ballet Choreography 2
DANC 4721 Senior Capstone Lecture 1
DANC 4821 Teaching Practicum - Ballet 1
Natural Science without Lab (Core II) 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
DANC 3214
Ballet Technique III
or Ballet Technique IV
4
DANC 4722 Senior Capstone Project 2
DANC 4821 Teaching Practicum - Ballet 1
3000-4000 Level Fine Arts World Culture (Core IV) 3
Advised Elective, lower- or upper-division 2 3-4
 Credit Hours13-14
 Total Credit Hours127-131