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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance provides extensive training and skills in contemporary dance and choreography with four interlocking areas of 21st century dance study: choreography and performance, intercultural dance studies, dance and medicine, and dance theatre. Dance is studied as a major performing art that impacts artistic, cultural, intellectual and social spheres.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Develop a senior project for faculty evaluation.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Proficiency in modern dance, ballet, jazz and world dance with mastery in modern dance.
  2. Knowledge of appropriate traditional and innovative techniques.
  3. Competency through public performance.
  4. Ability to develop and realize a composition for public performance.
  5. Abilities to develop creative processes and innovative contributions to dance; to develop visual and aural perceptions as related to performance quality, movement composition and production design.
  6. Ability to understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts.
  7. A critical sense of what defines 'serious' work in dance and the ability to recognize ideas and goals embodied in the work.
  8. An informed view of the interaction of art and society in the 21st century.
  9. Ability to make informed assessments about quality in dance.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
DAA 2381 X X X     X X X  
DAA 3548   X              
DAN 2100   X         X X X
DAN 4124   X       X   X X
DAA 2104 X X X   X X      
DAA 2204 X X X   X X      
DAA 2504 X X X   X        
DAA 2610     X X         X
DAA 2611     X X         X
DAA 3108 X X X   X X      
DAA 3208 X X X   X X      
DAA 3508 X X X   X        
DAA 3614     X X         X
DAA 3615     X X         X
DAA 4110 X X X   X X      
DAA 4210 X X X   X X      
DAA 4510 X X X   X        
DAA 4920 X X X            
DAE 4300         X X      
DAN 4180               X  
DAN 4959     X X     X X  
THE 4950       X X        
TPA 3214       X X        

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