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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Contemporary Dance (BA Contemporary Dance). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS Liberal Arts). Students interested in dance who major in The Arts can choose the Arts in Context concentration (BA The Arts), in which they combine the study of dance with the study of a liberal arts discipline. Many courses in the Contemporary Dance curriculum are suitable for students with any degree of previous experience, and the participation of non-majors is encouraged.

    Requirements for the BA in Contemporary Dance - Updated for 2020-2021

    The curriculum of the Contemporary Dance program is structured around four focus areas: Movement Practice, Choreographic Research, History and Theory, and Performance. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Arts Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses:

    • LDAN 2018 Foundations in Dance Studies (3-4 credits)
    • LDAN 2040 Introduction to Dance History (3-4 credits)
    • LDAN 2050 Choreographic Research Intro (2 credits)
    • LDAN 2502 Experiential Anatomy (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • Lang InterArts (LINA) courses (9-12 credits)
    • 1 Dance seminar elective (3-4 credits)
    • Non-liberal arts (studio) courses or liberal arts courses from the Dance area of study (8 credits)
    • Movement Practice courses (total 5 credits). Select a combination of one- and two-credit courses to fulfill this requirement.

    Senior Capstone

    • Choose one (3-4 credits):
      • Interarts (LINA) senior seminar
      • An approved individual independent project

    Total credits: 39-47

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