Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

SAMPLE Course Sequence

First Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
2 technique classes from: 4 2 technique classes from: 4
      - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern         - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern  
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

 

Second Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
  2 technique classes from: 4 1 technique class from: 2
      - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern         - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern  
DAN 1100, Dance Prod. 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

 

Third Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
1 technique class from: 2 1 technique class from: 2
      - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern         - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern  
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) 3
Minor Required Course 3 Minor Required Course 3
TOTAL 16  TOTAL 16

 

Fourth Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
1 technique class from: 2 1 technique class from: 2
      - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern         - Approved level of Jazz, Ballet, and/or Modern  
DAN 3100, Dance Prod. Activities II 1 DAN 3309 or 4313, Pedagogy or Topics 3
DAN 4110, Capstone Concert 1 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.

The 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.

 

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance