Modern Dance Performance, B.F.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 126-131

Major Hours: 76-77

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B268

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
Modern Technique: 32 hours (8 semesters)
Choose four semesters of the following:16
Intermediate Modern Technique
Modern Technique III
Choose four semesters of the following:16
Modern Technique III
Modern Technique IV
Ballet Technique: 8 hours (4 semesters)
Choose four semesters of the following:8
Ballet Technique II
Company: 14 hours (7 semesters required)
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
or DANC 2392 Modern Company Apprentice
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
or DANC 2392 Modern Company Apprentice
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
or DANC 2392 Modern Company Apprentice
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
or DANC 2392 Modern Company Apprentice
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
DANC 3392Contemporary Dance Oklahoma2
Additional Courses: 25-26 hours
DANC 1911Rehearsal and Production1
DANC 1911Rehearsal and Production1
DANC 1913Music for Dancers3
DANC 2321Dance Improvisation1
DANC 2321Dance Improvisation1
DANC 2632Elements of Dance Composition2
DANC 2712Body Science for Dancers2
DANC 3632Dance Composition2
DANC 3632Dance Composition2
DANC 4832Methods in Teaching Dance2
DANC 4851Practical Experience in Teaching Modern Dance1
DANC 4851Practical Experience in Teaching Modern Dance1
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
Choose advised electives to bring total applicable hours to 126-131 1
Total Credit Hours79-80

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 3 hours from the following:3
The Understanding of Art
Understanding Theatre
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
DANC 3743Dance History: Early Roots3
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 2212 Ballet Technique II 2
DANC 2321 Dance Improvisation 1
DANC 2314
Intermediate Modern Technique
or Modern Technique III
4
DANC 2392
Modern Company Apprentice
or Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
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 2314
Intermediate Modern Technique
or Modern Technique III
4
DANC 2632 Elements of Dance Composition 2
DANC 3392
Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
or Modern Company Apprentice
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 Hours17
Sophomore
First Semester
DANC 2212 Ballet Technique II 2
DANC 2314
Intermediate Modern Technique
or Modern Technique III
4
DANC 3392
Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
or Modern Company Apprentice
2
Choose one of the following: 3-4
Costume Construction  
Stagecraft  
Stage Lighting  
Lighting Musical Forms  
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours14-15
Second Semester
DANC 2212 Ballet Technique II 2
DANC 2321 Dance Improvisation 1
DANC 2712 Body Science for Dancers 2
DANC 2314
Intermediate Modern Technique
or Modern Technique III
4
DANC 3392
Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
or Modern Company Apprentice
2
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3-4
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours17-18
Junior
First Semester
DANC 3632 Dance Composition 2
DANC 3314
Modern Technique III
or Modern Technique IV
4
DANC 3392
Contemporary Dance Oklahoma
or Modern Company Apprentice
2
DANC 3743 Dance History: Early Roots (Core IV, Western Culture) 3
DANC 4832 Methods in Teaching Dance 2
Choose one of the following (Core IV, Artistic Forms): 3
The Understanding of Art  
Understanding Theatre  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
DANC 1911 Rehearsal and Production 1
DANC 2212 Ballet Technique II 2
DANC 3314
Modern Technique III
or Modern Technique IV
4
DANC 3392 Contemporary Dance Oklahoma 2
DANC 3632 Dance Composition 2
DANC 3753 Dance History: Three Centuries of Development 3
DANC 4851 Practical Experience in Teaching Modern Dance 1
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
DANC 1911 Rehearsal and Production 1
DANC 3314
Modern Technique III
or Modern Technique IV
4
DANC 3392 Contemporary Dance Oklahoma 2
DANC 4721 Senior Capstone Lecture 1
DANC 4851 Practical Experience in Teaching Modern Dance 1
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
Choose one of the following: 4-5
Beginning Language (Core I)
 
Advised Elective, lower- or upper-division 2
 
 Credit Hours17-18
Second Semester
DANC 3314
Modern Technique III
or Modern Technique IV
4
DANC 4722 Senior Capstone Project 2
3000-4000 Level Fine Arts World Culture (Core IV) 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
Choose one of the following: 3-5
Advised Elective, lower- or upper-division 2
 
Beginning Language Cont. (Core I)
 
 Credit Hours15-17
 Total Credit Hours126-131