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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Dance Studies Major (B.A.) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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(Note: This program is pending final approval)

Honors Tutorial College  
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/honors

Tresa Randall, director of studies contact person
randall@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Honors Tutorial program in Dance Studies (B.A.) offers an individualized, liberal-arts based course of study for self-disciplined and highly motivated dance students. It balances breadth and rigor with freedom for independent academic and creative achievement. The Director of HTC Dance Studies functions as the curriculum advisor and coordinator of tutorials for the duration of the students time in the program, designing an individualized curriculum with breadth of experience, depth in selected areas, and challenge for superior achievement as the goals. Examples of emphasis might be: dance history/theory, dance writing/criticism, dance pedagogy, kinesiology and somatic study, dance ethnography, or movement analysis. It is a four-year program in which students take a tutorial course each semester along with foreign language, supporting courses in related areas of study, and a full range of dance studies courses, from technique and composition to dance history.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students are selected by the Director of HTC Dance Studies and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. A high school rank in the upper 10%, high scores on standardized tests (30 composite ACT or combined score of 1300 on SAT), writing samples, two letters of recommendation, and a personal interview with the Director of HTC Dance Studies are recommended. In addition to application and admission to the Honors Tutorial College, students must apply for and audition for admission to the Dance Division of the School of Dance, Film, and Theater. The application deadline is December 1st, and admission interviews and audition are held in January.

Change of Program Policy

First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January. This will not be permitted after the first year.

External Transfer Admission

First year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the dance studies tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities available to the dance graduate include preparation and/or foundational studies for dance critic, dance historian/scholar, graduate study in dance, librarian/archivist in dance studies, arts administrator, dance educator, dance/movement therapist, movement analyst or dance notator.

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


First-year students must complete the following course:

Transfer students


Transfer students may substitute an HC special topics seminar for their HC 2500 requirement.

Dance Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials. Complete at least one semester of tutorial during the final year of study focused on the development and completion of an advisor approved thesis or professional project.

HTC Thesis Requirement


Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

Foreign Language


Complete two years of the same foreign language or test into 3110

Modern Dance Technique


Complete a minimum of two consecutive semesters of modern dance technique:

Additional Dance Technique


Complete at least 3 hours in additional dance technique courses from the following:

Kinesiology and Somatic Study


Movement Analysis


Complete the following course:

Dance Pedagogy


Complete the following course:

Dance Electives


Complete 6 additional hours of Dance courses, selected in consultation with the academic advisor.

Dance History and Cultural Studies


Collateral Coursework


Complete a minimum of 40 hours outside of dance in areas of interest, following a plan developed in consultation with the director of studies for HTC Dance.

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