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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DANCE MAJOR IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in art in the College of Fine Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on August 26, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on October 19, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on October 21, 2005. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on January 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 23, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 20, 2006, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on March 3, 2006.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 24, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DANCE MAJOR IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On pages 218-219, under the heading DEGREES, in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS section in the College of Fine Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


DANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

2. Theatre and dance core: [Twenty-four] Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of Theatre and Dance 311, 312M, 314P (two semesters), 317M, 317N, and 351S[, and three semester hours chosen from 152T, 252T, 352T].

3. Dance emphasis: At least [sixty-two] sixty-five semester hours, consisting of
A. Dance technique
To fulfill the degree requirements in dance technique, the student must achieve a suitable level of proficiency and obtain the approval of the dance faculty. At the discretion of the dance faculty, a student may be required to repeat specific dance technique courses in addition to those required for the degree.
  The student must be registered for dance technique each long-session semester in residence.
1. Contemporary dance technique: [Twenty-eight] Eighteen semester hours, consisting of two semesters of Theatre and Dance 312C, two semesters of 312D, and two semesters of 322E.
[a. Sixteen semester hours chosen from Theatre and Dance 412C, 412D, and 422E.]
[b. Twelve semester hours of Theatre and Dance 422E.]


2. Ballet: [Twelve] Eighteen semester hours, [chosen from] consisting of two semesters of Theatre and Dance [212F, 212G, and 222J] 312F, two semesters of 312G, and two semesters of 322J.

3. [Four semester hours of Theatre and Dance 112T] Dance focus: Fourteen semester hours, consisting of (a) six semester hours chosen from Theatre and Dance 332M, 332P, and 332R, and (b) eight semester hours chosen from Theatre and Dance 112T, 212T, 312T, 332N, 332Q, 332S, 152T, 252T, and 352T.

B. Movement [improvisation and] composition: Theatre and Dance 312N.

C. [Choreography: Theatre and Dance 322M and 322N] Dance performance and repertory: Eight semester hours, consisting of two semesters of Theatre and Dance 212P and two semesters of 222P.

D. [Dance performance and repertory: Six semester hours chosen from Theatre and Dance 122P, 222P, and 322P] Somatics/anatomy: Four semester hours, consisting of Theatre and Dance 112 and 352.

[E. Dance pedagogy: Theatre and Dance 322.]


To continue in this degree program, the student must pass an annual evaluation by the dance faculty. Students whose progress in dance technique is judged unsatisfactory by the faculty will be dismissed from the program.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 125 semester hours as outlined above.



RATIONALE:
To equalize the dance technique requirements between Contemporary Dance and Ballet and align the courses to have equal credits. The Dance area faculty (DAF) believes that professional work currently in the field of dance performance requires the skill of equal training in each stylistic discipline. Currently the required hours for Contemporary Dance (412C, 412D and 422E) are 28 credit hours and Ballet (212F, 212G, 222J) are 12 credit hours. The reconfiguration would require 18 hours of Contemporary Dance and 18 hours of Ballet.

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To create, within the BFA/Dance degree, an “Emphasis” either in performance, choreography or pedagogy. This allows students to focus their program of study within the degree.

To allow lower division students to receive credit toward their degree for Dance Performance and Repertory (T D 212P).

To introduce Somatics (T D 112) and Anatomy (T D 352) as courses required in the BFA/Dance core.