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    Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in dance is intended for professional careers, allied fields or graduate study. This B.F.A. also is offered at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. In addition, the department offers a minor in dance.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Admission

    Admission is selective and students must audition successfully. Auditions are held twice yearly. Prospective students should check Theatre and Dance for audition dates and information. The audition is in the form of a technique class including ballet, modern and West African dance styles. Video auditions are accepted in cases where attending the live audition presents a particular hardship. Specific requirements for the video audition are also found on the website. Students may consult the school's undergraduate advisor for admissions information.

    Satisfactory Progress

    Students must receive minimum grades of C in all courses for the major and participate in academic and artistic jury reviews. Majors are expected to participate in the production/performance program through such courses as Production and Performance, World Dance, and Intercultural Performance and Ensembles.

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 8 critical-tracking courses: DAA 2104, DAA 2204, three DAA ballet or jazz courses and three DAA modern dance courses, with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance 2
    DAA 2204 Basic Ballet 2
    DAA 2331 West African Dance 2
    DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century
    GE-H; N
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance 2
    DAA 2204 Basic Ballet 2
    DAN 4180 Professional Development for Dance 1
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory
    GE-B
    4
    DAA ballet
    As placed
    2
    DAA modern dance
    As placed
    2
    DAA 2381 World Dance and Intercultural Performance 3
    DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1 2
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    DAA ballet
    As placed
    2
    DAA modern dance
    As placed
    2
    DAA 2611 Dance Composition 2 2
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Social Science
    GE-S; WR
    3
    Total 16

    A minimum of 48 credits must be completed at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    DAA ballet
    As placed
    2
    DAA 2381 World Dance 3
    DAA 3108 Intermediate Modern Dance or
    DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance
    2
    DAA 3614 Dance Composition 3 2
    DAN 4424 Laban Movement Analysis 3
    TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    DAA ballet
    As placed
    2
    DAA 3108 Intermediate Modern Dance or
    DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance
    2
    DAA 3615 Dance Composition 4 2
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Approved Electives 4
    Total 17
    Summer Semester Credits
    DAA 4920 Summer Dance Intensive 3
    Total 3
    Semester 7 Credits
    DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance 2
    DAA 4210 Advanced Ballet 2
    DAA 4685 Dance Ensemble 1
    DAE 4300 Dance Teaching Methods
    3
    DAN 4959 Senior Project 2
    Approved elective
    With advisor approval; WR
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 8 Credits
    DAA jazz
    As placed
    2
    DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance 2
    DAA 4685 Dance Ensemble 1
    DAN 4124 Dance History 3
    DAN 4180 Professional Development for Dance 1
    DAN 4959 Senior Project 2
    Approved elective
    With advisor approval
    3
    Total 14

    Intermediate and advanced-level courses must be approved by the dance advisor and appropriate to the student's technical level. At least two semesters each of intermediate and advanced modern dance and one semester each of intermediate and advanced jazz and ballet are required.

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