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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Dance Major (B.F.A.)

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Major code BF5151

The B.F.A. degree program prepares the individual for future work in the field of dance and related professions by encouraging the realization of individual artistic potential through the integration of creative, physical, and intellectual processes. It emphasizes modern dance choreography and performance, and it includes theoretical, historical, and practical studies in dance.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

Degree Requirements

The B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography major program requires a minimum of 192 credit hours. General Education/Tier requirements credits are 45-50 credits. Dance core studio requires 78 credits, plus additional history and theory courses. A senior capstone experience requires six credits taken over two terms.

Freshman - Credit Hours: 50–60

  • Tier I English composition (100 level) Credit Hours: 5
  • Tier I quantitative skills Credit Hours: 4–5
  • Tier II Credit Hours: 5–9
  • Electives Credit Hours: 6–9

Sophomore - Credits Hours: 48–60

  • Tier II Credit Hours: 10–15
  • Electives Credit Hours: 6–10

Junior - Credits Hours: 49–55

  • English composition (300 level)  Credit Hours: 4
  • Tier II  Credit Hours: 4–5
  • Electives  Credit Hours: 6–10

Select one course from the following:

Select one course from the following:

Sophomore or Junior Year

Senior - Credits Hours: 43–56

  • Tier III Credit Hours: 4–5
  • Electives Credit Hours: 12–24

Select two courses from the following:

Junior or Senior year


Electives should include a choice of courses in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, studio art, art history, music performance, music history, theater history, and acting.

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