Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

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Students accepted to Texas Tech University who wish to seek a Bachelor of Arts in Dance must also audition for the dance program. Auditions are held every spring semester and consist of prospective students learning and performing movement in modern, ballet, and jazz; solos will not be seen. Auditions also include an expository writing component. Acceptance to Texas Tech University does not ensure admission as a dance major. The number of hours required for the B.A. in Dance is 120, at least 40 of which must be at the junior and senior levels. The degree will provide students an opportunity to participate in a more individualized degree through the choice of elective courses for a minor from outside the major area discipline that is consistent with the university philosophy and policies for a liberal arts degree. 

 

 

SAMPLE Course Sequence

FALL

 

SPRING

 

Course:

Hours:

Course:

Hours:

2 technique classes from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

4

2 technique classes from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

4

DAN 1100, Dance Production Activities: Perf.

1

DAN 2202, Improvisation

2

DAN 2313, Dance History

3

DAN 2206, Music for Dance (or *Elective)

2

DT 1306, Movement for the Performer

3

US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)

3

Life & Physical Sciences with Lab

4

Life & Physical Sciences with Lab 

4

 TOTAL

 15

 TOTAL

 15

 

FALL

 

SPRING

 

Course:

Hours:

Course:

Hours:

2 technique classes from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

4

1 technique class from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

2

DAN 1100, Dance Production Activities: Perf.

1

*DAN Elective from list (or DAN 2206)

2

*DAN Elective from list

1

DAN 3351, Dance in the Community

3

ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric

3

ENGL 1302, Advanced Coll. Rhetoric

3

Mathematics/Logic Required Course

3

Mathematics/Logic Required Course 

3

Soc. & Behav. Sciences Required Course

3

Oral Communication Required Course

3

 TOTAL

 15

 TOTAL

 16

 

 

FALL

 

SPRING

 

Course:

Hours:

Course:

Hours:

1 technique class from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

2

1 technique class from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

2

DAN 3208, Prin. of Choreography I

2

DAN 3209, Prin. of Choreography II

2

DAN 3301, Aesthetics

3

DAN 3309 or 4313, Pedagogy or Topics

3

 **Foreign Language Required Course

3

 **Foreign Language Required Course

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course

3

US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)

4

Minor Required Course

3

Minor Required Course

3

 TOTAL

 16

 TOTAL

 16

 

FALL

 

SPRING

 

Course:

Hours:

Course:

Hours:

1 technique class from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

2

1 technique class from:

- Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern

2

DAN 3100, Dance Prod. Activities II

1

DAN 3309 or 4313, Pedagogy or Topics

3

DAN 4110, Capstone Concert

3

POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy

3

POLS 1301, Amer. Government, Org.

3

Minor Required Course

3

Minor Required Course

3

Minor Required Course 

3

Minor Required Course

3

   

 TOTAL

 13

 TOTAL

 14

  

Total program hours—120 minimum

*40 hours of upper division classes are required.  Courses marked with a * are potential upper division courses.

*Dance electives (3 hours minimum) to be selected from: DAN 1100 (repeated for a 3rd time), 1101, 1108, 1206, 2301, 3000, 4000, 4202

**The BA in Dance requires at least one year (or its equivalent) of the same foreign language on the college level.

Morgan DancingThe sample course sequence above includes general minor classes for subject areas in which students can complete classes in any order at any time. Please be aware that the minor in Education - Leading to Texas Teacher Certification - follows a much different pattern. To minor in Education, students must meet specific GPA requirements, testing standards, and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) through the College of Education. Application to the TEP typically does not occur until the student reaches approximately 70-75 credit hours. Teacher Certification will most likely add one full year to a student's program due to the one year student teaching requirement. Progression through the required technique courses is dependent on individual student demonstration of technical competence. An overview of the technical competencies required for progression to increasingly advanced levels of technique courses is available in the Technical Competency Requirements document.