Southeast Missouri State University

BFA - Dance Major

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68-75 Hour Major - no minor required

  • All students wishing to advance in the program must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the BFA program.
  • All students must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher within the BFA program.
  • All students wishing to advance in level will be required to successfully complete an annual jury as arranged by department faculty.
Total credits required for graduation: 120
University General Education (total credits) 48
Major requirements (total credits) 68-75

Department Core Requirements:

TH/DA 105 Rehearsal & Production I (1 credit x 2 semesters) 2
TH 155 Makeup 3
TH/DA 305 Rehearsal & Production II (1 credit x 6 semesters) 6
TH/DA 498 BFA Project 2
TH/DA 499 Internship 4
TH 218 or
TH 101
Acting I or
Acting for the Non-Major
(Optional only for Dance & Design-Tech emphasis)
3
TH 231 or
MM 101
Stagecraft I or
Theories of Music in Culture
3
TH 251 or
MM/TH 107
Costume Construction or
Theory Skills and Analysis for Musical Theatre
3

DA 280 or
TH 285

Movement Analysis or
Script Analysis

3
DA 330 or
TH 385 or
MU/TH 307
Choreography I or
Directing I or
Musical Theatre Score Study
3
TH 490 or
DA 490
Theatre History I or
Dance History
3
 

TOTAL:

35

Dance Option:

DA 211 Ballet I 2
DA 221 Modern Dance I 2
DA 226 Jazz Dance I 2
DA 236 Tap Dance I 2
DA 311 Ballet II 2
DA 321 Modern Dance II 2
DA 326 Jazz Dance II 2
DA 336 Tap Dance II 2
DA 395 Kinesiology & Physiology of Dance 2
DA 430 Principles of Teaching Dance 3

Select 6 Credits from:

DA 411 Ballet III 2
DA 421 Modern Dance III 2
DA 426 Jazz Dance III 2
DA 436 Tap Dance III 2

Select 4 Credits from:

DA 471 Ballet IV 2
DA 481 Modern Dance IV 2
DA 486 Jazz Dance IV 2
DA 496 Tap Dance IV 2

Select 3 Credits from:

TH 350 Stage Lighting I 3
TH 351 Costume Design I 3

TOTAL..............................................................................................34

Open Electives for Dance Option ......................................................3
(preferably in music or physical education)


OPTION TOTAL..........................................................................................34-37


NOTE: Level III & IV dance technique classes may be repeated multiple times, each for credit as a substitute for lower level dance technique classes.

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