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BFA Dance

BFA Dance

Four Year Plan

Theatre & Dance Core Hours (12) + Concentration Hours (67) = 79 Hours 

DANC 1350 Ballet I - 2.0

DANC 1450 Modern Dance I - 2.0

DANC 1500 Jazz Dance I - 2.0

DANC 1850 Dance Performance Practicum - 1.0

DANC 1900 Tap Dance I - 2.0

DANC 2300 Music for the Dancer - 3.0

DANC 2355 Ballet II - 2.0

DANC 2450 Modern Dance II - 2.0

DANC Jazz Dance II - 2.0

DANC 2850 Dance Performance Practicum - 1.0

DANC 2900 Tap dance II - 2.0

THEA 1800 Theatre Prodcution - 1.0

DANC 3040 Dance History I - 3.0

DANC 3400 Dance Improvisation - 3.0

DANC 3800 Dance Composition I - 3.0

DANC 3850 Dance Performance Practicum - 1.0

DANC 3880 Costuming for Dance - 3.0

DANC 4040 Dance History II - 3.0

DANC 4200 Dance Kinesiology - 3.0

DANC 4400 Dance Composition II - 3.0

DANC 4300 Dance Somatics - 3.0

DANC 4500 Theory and Practice of Teaching Dance - 3.0

DANC 4850 Dance Performance Practicum - 1.0

DANC 4950 Choreography Practicum - 2.0

DANC 3350 Ballet III - 2.0

DANC 3450 Modern Dance III - 2.0

DANC 3500 Jazz Dance III - 2.0

DANC 3900 Tap Dance III - 2.0

DANC 4350 Ballet IV - 2.0

DANC 4450 Modern Dance IV - 2.0

DANC 4550 Jazz Dance IV - 2.0

DANC 4600 Special Topics in Dance Technique - 2.0

DANC 4900 Tap Dance IV - 2.0

DANC 1600 World Dance - 2.0

DANC 1700 Hip Hop Dance - 2.0

DANC 2600 Special Topics in Dance - 3.0

DANC 3250 Dance for Musical Theatre - 2.0

DANC 3600 Special Topics in Dance - 3.0

DANC 4650 Independent Research - 1-3

DANC 4700 Analysis and Criticism of Dance - 3.0

DANC 4750 Directed Studies in Dance - 1-3

DANC 4850 Dance Performance Practicum - 1.0

DANC 4950 Choreography Practicum - 2.0

THEA 1600 Stagecraft - 3.0

THEA 3850 Costume Construction - 3.0

THEA 4300 Lighting Design I - 3.0

THEA 4550 Roy Acuff Chair Seminar - 4.0

Entrance into the BFA Theatre/Dance program is by way of a successful audition and/or portfolio review and interview.

Acting/Directing, Dance, and Musical Theatre students must submit a resume, head shot, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative g.p.a. of high school and/or previous college work at the time of audition.

Design students must submit a resume, personal photo, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative g.p.a. of high school and/or previous college work at the time of interview.

Scholarships are only awarded to students who have been officially admitted by the university.

Departmental scholarship applications are due by March 15. Scholarship applications for incoming students will be available at the audition and interviews.

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the Major and 2.5 overall GPA to continue in the program.

Grades less than “C” will not be counted in the major.

Earning a grade less than “C” in any Major course will cause the student to be ineligible for casting or other department production positions. If grades do not improve the student may be released from the program.

Continuation in the program requires an Annual Review. More than one negative review at any time in the program may lead to dismissal from the program.

Most Theatre/Dance classes are restricted to BFA/BA majors and minors. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of Theatre/Dance.

All BFA Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre students are required to audition for all productions. Students must accept roles as cast. As an extension of classroom work, frequently BFA Design students will be assigned to a show and must accept the position.