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School of Theatre & Dance

UH School of Theatre & Dance
133 CWM Center
Houston TX 77204-4016
Phone: 713-743-3003
Fax: 713-743-2648

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BA in Dance

126 hrs. total degree plan

54 credits in Major: 39 in CORE / 9 in CLASS / 16 in Foreign Language

36 Advanced semester hours are required. In addition, each student must complete an approved minor, an approved second major, or a senior project.

 

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)— 12 credits

  • Ballet, Jazz or Modern I part 1
  • Intro to Dance Theory & Practice
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • English 1303 Comp I
  • Math 1310 Algebra

 

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)— 15 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Ballet, Jazz or Modern I part 2
  • Dance Improvisation
  • Fundamentals of Dance Production (DAN 2333)
  • English 1304 Comp II
  • History 1377 or 1378
  • Math Reasoning

 

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)— 15 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Ballet, Jazz or Modern II part 1
  • Costume Technology or Sound Design or Lighting Design
  • Biology 1310
  • Political Science 1336
  • History 1377 or 1378
  • Writing in the Discipline

 

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)— 15 credits

  • Ballet, Jazz or Modern II part 2
  • Kinesiology 3304
  • Biology 1320
  • Political Science 1337
  • Social/Behavior Science
  • CLASS elective

 

FIFTH SEMESTER (Fall)— 16 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Dance History I
  • Dance Composition I
  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Dance Production
  • Foreign Language I

 

SIXTH SEMESTER (Spring)— 15 credits

  • Dance History II
  • Dance Composition II
  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Dance Production Lab
  • Foreign Language II

 

SEVENTH SEMESTER (Fall)— 15 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Dance Pedagogy I
  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Senior Project with Career Management
  • Foreign Language III
  • CLASS elective

 

EIGHTH SEMESTER (Spring)— 52 credits

  • Dance Pedagogy II
  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Humanities
  • Foreign Language VI
  • CLASS elective

 

Approved Minor in Dance

  • Dance Improvisation (Pre-req DAN 1300)
  • Dance Composition I
  • Dance Composition II
  • Dance Production
  • Dance History II
  • Advanced Technique and Theory **

**May be required to take Level I and Level II Dance Technique courses in preparation of Advanced Technique and Theory. Students must audition to be accepted into Advanced Technique and Theory.