Mar 29, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, B.A.

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The Dance B.A. offers dance and movement studies rooted in anti-racist practices and pedagogical apporaches with an emphasis on dance as a universal human experience and cultural activity. Courses include choreography, performance, and somatic approaches to dancing, with supporting courses in dance and theatre history, teaching methodologies, anatomy for dancers, global perspectives in dance, technical theatre, and special topics. The Dance Program is committed to equitable, accessible and inclusive learning environments where all are welcome.

Program Learning Outcomes

Degree Requirements

See the “Degree Requirements ” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements.

General Education Requirements (48 units)

See the “General Education Program ” requirements in the University Catalog for information on General Education requirements. Some major requirements may double count for GE requirements.

Phase I, Required for Dance, B.A. (First-year and sophomore years)

The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance requires all prospective Dance majors to complete an audition. Students must complete Phase I before Phase II.

Recommended General Education

Area A3 and C3 courses (year-long course)

Required History Courses

Required Technical Theatre Courses


Total units in Phase I: 14

Total units in Phase II: 35

Total units in the dance concentration: 49

Sample Four-Year Program

The Four year Plan is a sample study plan. The sequence and specific courses given are suggestive; please see an advisor each semester to plan your personal program and track your progress using the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) in MYSSU.

Courses may be interchanged fall and spring semester depending on course offering each semester.

General Education Notes:

  • GE Areas A2 and B4 should be completed by the end of the first year. Some students may take year-long courses for GE A2 and/or B4.
  • GE Area A1 and A3 should be completed by the end of the second year
  • Students should enroll in Upper Division GE courses after completion of Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a C- or better, lower division GE in that area, and 45 units total.
  • Not all First-Year Learning Communities (FLC’s) meet the same GE areas.
  • GE Area D must be taken in two different subject areas across the nine total required units in lower division (LD) and upper division (UD).
  • Students must take American Institution requirements in U.S. History and U.S. Constitution/California State and Local Government. These requirements may be met in GE.

Dance, B.A.

First Year: 30 Units

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Sophomore Year: 30 Units

Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Junior Year: 31 Units

Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 29 Units

Total Units: 120

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