BA in Dance

The Dance Program at the University of Houston offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, a Dance Minor, and approved curriculum for Teaching Certification in Secondary Education in Dance.

Students seeking Teacher Certification in Dance should complete a BA in Dance and the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education to fulfill their minor.

128 hrs. total degree plan

54 credits in the 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 or an approved secondary major.

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM:

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall) – 16 credits

  • Level I ballet (or equivalent)
  • Level I modern (or equivalent)
  • Introduction to Dance Theory & Practice
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • MATH 1310 Algebra
  • ENGL 1303 Freshman Comp I

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring) – 16 credits

  • Level I ballet (or equivalent)
  • Level I modern (or equivalent)
  • Dance Improvisation
  • ENGL 1304 Freshman Comp II
  • HIST 1377 or 1378
  • Math Reasoning

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall) – 16 credits

  • Level II ballet or equivalent
  • Level II modern or equivalent
  • Fundamentals of Dance Production
  • Biology 1310
  • HIST 1377 or 1378
  • POLS 1336

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 16 credits

  • Level II ballet or equivalent
  • Level II modern or equivalent
  • Biology 1320
  • POLS 1337
  • KIN 3304
  • Social/Behavioral Science Core Course

FIFTH SEMESTER (Fall) – 14 credits

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

SIXTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 16

  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Dance Production Lab
  • Dance Composition II
  • History of Dance II
  • Sound/Lighting/Costume
  • Foreign Language II

SEVENTH SEMESTER (Fall) – 17

  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Senior Projects and Career management
  • Dance Pedagogy I
  • Foreign Language III
  • Writing in the Discipline

EIGHTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 17

  • Advanced Technique and Theory
  • Dance Pedagogy II
  • Humanities Core Course
  • Foreign Language IV