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Program of Study
Each student's Program of Study is created with advisement from program director Charles O. Anderson and is organized through the following framework:
39 credits = 13 x 3-hour courses
12 credits = 4 x 3-hour courses
9 credits = 3 x 3-hour courses
Total Number of Units
60 credits = 20 x 3-hour courses
Dance Technique (chosen from Ballet, Contemporary, Dance Technique Topics, Physical Conditioning, special topics courses)
Related topics in Dance creation and performance (i.e. Projects in Dance Performance & Repertory, choreography, improvisation, independent study studio projects)
Topics in History, Theory and Criticism
Dance in Academia
Supervised Teaching in Theatre and Dance
Electives in Theatre and Dance or other disciplines
Introduction, Exploration and Experimentation: students are encouraged to broaden their knowledge base with courses that introduce them to the structures of dance in the Academy, studio life, the pedagogy of creative process, research and writing.
Focus of Artistry, Teaching, Thesis Development: students begin to hone and clarify a thesis proposal, teach in the department, and develop numerous creative and pedagogic projects.
Project Refinement, Thesis Completion, Job Application: students complete writing and performance of their thesis project, continue to sharpen teaching skills through departmental course offerings, create portfolios of their accumulated work.