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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree
Department of Dance
(770) 423-6789

This liberal arts degree in dance is designed to provide students with a diverse and comprehensive curricular experience, preparing them for a variety of career options in dance and other related fields. Students audition to be accepted into the program and have the option of pursuing a concentrated study in modern, ballet or jazz dance forms. The core curriculum prepares students with a theoretical and practical experience of dance, while the 15-hour concentration allows students to develop technical proficiency in the area selected.

The 3-credit applied professionals skills requirement allows students to receive academic credit for professional internships and practical experience in the field. The senior seminar and senior project requirements ensure that graduates gain a creative and scholarly understanding of the art form, emphasizing a scholar-artist approach that is central to the Department’s educational mission.

Audition Requirements

All students entering the program must demonstrate technical and artistic aptitude capable of successfully completing the program of study. The audition process will consist of a 30-minute ballet barre warm-up, followed by a short center-floor modern/ jazz combination, and a final across-the-floor ballet, modern or jazz combination. Students must bring appropriate footwear to the audition. Students are not required to prepare a solo combination for the audition. Following the audition class, students will meet with faculty to discuss goals and receive program information. Students will be notified about acceptance into the program within a week following the audition. To register for an audition, receive audition information or schedule a special audition (for students who are unable to attend the regularly scheduled audition due to unavoidable circumstances), please view the dance Website under the College of the Arts or contact 770-794-7673.

Transfer Auditions

Students who wish to transfer to the Department of Dance at KSU from another institution or from another department follow the same audition procedures as new students. A special audition may be scheduled for students who wish to enter the program at a time when regular auditions are not scheduled.

Course Placement

At the time of acceptance into the program, students will be advised about course scheduling and technical level placement. The individual course instructor reserves the right to request a student to take a different level technique course if the student is not technically at the level appropriate for the course.

Applied Professional Sequence (Internship)

Students are encouraged to complete the above requirement only at the junior and/or senior academic levels. Every student will be assigned a faculty internship advisor, and will be required to obtain approval from the advisor prior to pursuing an internship or professional opportunities in the field. Students may substitute a DANC 4490 course for this requirement.


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

(See previous listing of requirements) 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


* Dance Production or Special Topics in Dance must be taken in combination for a total of 8 credits.

Upper Division Major Requirements (27 Credit Hours)

Plus one of the following concentrations: (15 Credit Hours)

Any four from the following for a total of 8 credit hours.

 Modern I, II, and III can only be taken twice for credit; Modern IV can be taken up to four times for credit.

Any four from the following for a total of 8 credit hours.

Jazz I, II, and III can only be taken twice for credit; Jazz IV can be taken up to four times for credit.

Senior Seminar (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Project (3 Credit Hours)

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)

12 hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. Lower-division courses may also be approved when appropriate.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)

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