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.

121-125 hours. 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) – 13 credit hours

  • DAN 1201 Level I ballet (or equivalent)
  • DAN 1211 Level I modern (or equivalent)
  • ENGL 1303 Comp I
  • MATH 1310 Algebra
  • HIST 1376/77

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring) – 13 credit hours

  • DAN 1202 Level I ballet (or equivalent)
  • DAN 1212 Level I modern (or equivalent)
  • DAN 2308 Design Elements for Dance
  • ENGL 1304 Freshman Comp II
  • CORE: Math Reasoning

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall) – 16 credit hours 

  • DAN 2203 Level II ballet or equivalent
  • DAN 2213 Level II modern or equivalent
  • DAN 1300 Introduction to Dance Theory & Practice
  • CORE: Natural Sciences
  • HIST 1378/79
  • POLS 1336

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 16 credit hours

  • DAN 2204 Level II ballet or equivalent
  • DAN 2214 Level II modern or equivalent
  • DAN 2300 Dance Improvisation
  • CORE: Natural Sciences
  • POLS 1337
  • CORE: Social/Behavioral Science Core Course

FIFTH SEMESTER (Fall) – 15-17 credit hours

  • DAN 3302 Intermediate Technique and Theory
  • DAN 3310 History of Dance I (WID)
  • DAN 2305 Composition I
  • DAN 2304 Dance Kinesiology
  • Foreign Language I

SIXTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 15-17 credit hours

  • DAN 3302 Intermediate Technique and Theory
  • DAN 3305 Composition II
  • DAN 3311 History of Dance II
  • DAN 3308 Dance Production
  • Foreign Language II

SEVENTH SEMESTER (Fall) – 15-17 credit hours

  • DAN 4302 Advanced Technique and Theory
  • DAN 4305 Senior Projects and Career Management
  • DAN 4307 Dance Pedagogy I
  • DAN 4331 PR & Marketing Entrepreneurship for the Arts
  • Foreign Language III

EIGHTH SEMESTER (Spring) – 12 credit hours

  • DAN 4302 Advanced Technique and Theory
  • DAN 4308 Dance Pedagogy II
  • DAN 4330 Career Skills for the Practicing Dance Artist
  • CORE: Humanities

LINK TO BA in DANCE REQUIRED COURSES.