Dance
 

Dance

Dance
BFA
Hours74.5 - 75 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 60 Students.
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Program Requirements

This is a limited-enrollment program requiring that students pass an audition and receive departmental acceptance. Please see the Dance department for information regarding requirements for application to this major.
Proficiency audition is required for placement and registration in technique courses.
Students are required to participate in regular proficiency assessments and are subject to being transferred from the BFA program into the BA program if proficiencies are not maintained.
Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B- for advancement to the next level.
The Dance Department requires a minimum of 30 hours of dance credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite course:
requirement 2 Complete 12 courses
requirement 3 Complete 3 courses
Dance 243R must be taken concurrently with Dance 244R.
requirement 4 Complete 2.5 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 5 Complete 5.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 2 semesters of the following intermediate technique course:
requirement 6 Complete 10.0 hours from the following course(s)
Advanced technique:
requirement 7 Complete 3 options
option 7.1 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Dance 399R requires a minimum of 42 hours of approved off-campus intensive workshop experience per 1 credit hour registration. See advisor for more information.
option 7.2 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
option 7.3 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
requirement 8 Complete 4 courses
Creative processes courses: (Dance 244R must be taken concurrently with Dance 243R.)
requirement 9 Complete 1 course
Complete one additional registration of one of the following courses:
requirement 10 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 11 Complete 2 courses
Note: Each time Dance 229 is taken, it must be taken for 0.5 credit hours.
requirement 12 Complete 1 course
requirement 13 Complete 1 course
requirement 14 Complete 1 course
Program Outcomes: 

Technical Skill and Artistry

Students will demonstrate proficiency in dance technique and performance in ballet and contemporary dance.

Choreography

Students will demonstrate proficiency in choreographic principles and processes.

Research and Theory

Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum.
The BFA curriculum includes studies in dance history, cultural studies, dance pedagogy, dance sciences, somatics, music, and production.

Professionalism

Students will model professional behavior and practice.

Spiritual Values and Ethical Issues

Students will critically examine spiritual, ethical, and professional issues relevant to dance.