May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Dance Major (B.A.)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors

Major Code: BA5150

College of Fine Arts
School of Dance
Putnam Hall 137
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1828
Fax: 740.593.0749
dance@ohio.edu
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/

TBA, contact person

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts curriculum offers a program of broad study in dance within a liberal arts degree framework. The B.A. degree develops the dance skills necessary to perform and a facility in the use of principles and procedures that reflect an intellectual grasp of the art. The degree presents strong potential for interdisciplinary studies and provides the preparation for future graduate study. A required core curriculum in the first year emphasizes developing performance skills through the study of technique, and fostering creative abilities through the study of choreography. Other major coursework in dance provides a broad knowledge in dance history, ethnology, kinesiology, music, and the teaching of dance. The B.A. degree in dance also offers different possibilities for double majors with other disciplines in Arts and Sciences than the B.F.A. degree in dance.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

In addition to general admission requirements to Ohio University, the School of Dance requires a dance application and dance audition. Acceptance to the School of Dance major or minor program in choreography and performance is by talent audition. Auditions are scheduled to coordinate with various University application deadlines.

The audition class includes modern, ballet, and jazz portions, and improvisation. Each of these provides the dancer with an opportunity to demonstrate his or her talent, level of training, and aptitude for further study in dance. Auditionees are not expected to demonstrate proficiency in all techniques. The audition committee evaluates technical proficiency, physical strength and flexibility, spatial and rhythmic accuracy, and performance quality. Dancers should be prepared to take class in dance wear that allows freedom of movement. You will need to dance barefoot for the modern portion of the audition class and may bring ballet slippers or jazz shoes to wear for the ballet and jazz portions of class.

Although attending a scheduled audition is the best possible means of representing your talent, if you are unable to attend, please call our office at 740.593.1828 to discuss the possibililty of other arrangements.

Change of Program Policy

Admission to the dance major or minor is by audition and application. Upon successful admission appropriate forms for the major or minor will need to be completed in the College of Fine Arts office.

External Transfer Admission

In addition to University admission requirements, transfer students must complete a dance application and dance audition for consideration of admission to the school of Dance. Transfer students should contact our office at 740.593.1828 to discuss the audition class.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Approximately 70% of our graduates continue in the field of dance and related arts. Career opportunities available to the dance graduate include preparation and/or studies leading to the following:

  • Choreographer for concert, theater, video, film, fashion, or public events;
  • Dancer in companies or theatrical productions;
  • Company manager or arts administrator;
  • Studio teacher of children and adults in modern, ballet, jazz, African technique; teaching in university programs, K-12 programs;
  • Body-based therapeutic work such as pilates, Bartenieff Fundamentals, massage therapy, physical therapy, exercise physiology, dance movement therapist;
  • Dance critic or dance-related cultural historian, writing in dance;
  • Graduate study in dance
     

Requirements

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. 

College of Fine Arts (COFA) B.A. Degree Requirements


Select and complete courses to satisfy the distribution requirements for all College of Fine Arts (COFA) B.A. degrees.

COFA Foreign Language Requirement


The foreign language requirement has been revised for NEW (incoming freshmen and transfer) students enrolling at OU Summer 2012 and moving forward. current students may choose the new requirements, if they feel that this is beneficial.

BA: Students must complete 213/2130 (or its equivalent). Students taking the SPANISH, FRENCH and GERMAN placement test and who test into 341/3410 will have fulfilled their foreign language requirement. The placement exam does not count as college credit. Students who test into 341/3410 are encouraged to take the course they placed into for college credit. These higher-level courses will count as humanities courses (and FAR 2000-level or higher) as well as towards a minor or major int he field.

Note: High school courses are no longer reviewed for the foreign language requirement.

Students who have prior knowledge of one of the following foreign languages should contact the academic departments listed below for test-out and placement information:

American Sign Language - Contact person: Becky Brooks (saunderb@ohio.edu) 740.654.6711 - Lancaster Campus

French German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian: Modern Languages - Gordy Hall 283
Contact person: Heather Young (youngh1@ohio.edu) 740.593.2765

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kikuyu, Khmer, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Thai, Twi, Vietnamese, Wolof or Zulu: Linguistics - Gordy Hall 383

Greek or Latin: Classics and World Religions - Contact person: Bill Owens (owensb@ohio.edu) - Ellis 210

Please contact the Fine Arts Undergraduate Student Affairs office at 740.593.1812 for additional information.

International Students

For international students whose first or native language is not English, and who completed high school where the first or native language was the one primarily used for instruction, the foreign language requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating competence in English. This must be approved by the assistant dean in the College of Fine Arts, and it generally requires the successful completion of at least one or more courses in English as a foreign language.

You may also satisfy the foreign language requirement by taking a foreign language other than your own first language at Ohio University, or by successfully completing the NYU foreign language exam.

Enrollment in the beginning or intermediate level (under 3000) or you own first language(s) will be considered a noncredit course.
 

COFA Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement


Complete 9 credit hours from at least 3 different areas from the following list of courses. Courses offered through the school in which your major is housed are not eligible to satisfy this requirement. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement can not also satisfy this requirement.

  • African American Studies (AAS) 1100, 1500,2100, 2110, 2500, 3500, 3520, 3530, 3570
  • Arabic (ARAB), any course
  • Art History (AH), any course
  • Chinese (CHIN), any course
  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR), any course
  • Classics and World Religions (CLWR), any course
  • Communication Studies (COMS) 3520
  • Dance (DANC) 1700, 2010, 2020, 2040, 2050, 2235, 2700, 2710, 3150, 3550, 4550, 4710, 4711, 4750
  • English (ENG), any course, except 1510, 4510, 4520
  • Film (FILM) 2010, 2020, 2030, 3400, 3430, 3440J, 4440, 4710, 4720
  • Fine Arts (FAR) 1500
  • French (FR), any course, except 1199, 4640
  • German (GER), any course
  • Greek (GK), any course
  • History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904
  • Humanities (HUM), any course
  • Indonesian/Malay (INDO), any course
  • Italian (ITAL), any course
  • Interdisciplinary Arts (IART), any course
  • International Literature - Linguistics (ILL), any course
  • International Literature - Modern Languages (ILML), any course
  • Japanese Culture (JPC), any course
  • Japanese Language (JPN), any course, except 3410
  • Jewish Studies (JS) 1000, 2100
  • Latin (LAT), any course
  • Modern Languages (ML) 2500, 2543, 2544, 2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2910, 3210J, 3270J
  • Music (MUS) 1011, 1021, 1200, 1240, 1250, 3210, 3220
  • Philosophy (PHIL), any course, except 1200
  • Portuguese (PORT) 4110
  • Russian (RUS), any course
  • Spanish (SPAN), any course, except 1199
  • Swahili (SWAH), any course
  • Theater (THAR) 1110, 1111, 1390, 1710, 1720, 1730, 2390, 2510, 2720, 3210, 3396, 3397, 3398, 4710, 4720, 4730
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 1000, 2000, 2100, 3200, 3500, 4100, 4500, 4600, 4610, 4800, 4810

COFA Social Sciences Requirement


Complete 9 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

  • African American Studies (AAS) 1010, 1900, 2020, 2250, 2540, 3410, 3450, 3460, 3680, 4820
  • Anthropology (ANTH), any course, except 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960
  • Business Law (BUSL) 4550
  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR) 2310, 2320, 2330
  • Economics (ECON), any course
  • Geography (GEOG), any course, except 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901
  • History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904
  • International Studies (INST), any course
  • Japanese Language (JPN) 3410
  • Linguistics (LING), any course
  • Political Science (POLS), any course
  • Psychology (PSY), any course, except 1110, 2110, 2210, 3230
  • Social Work (SW), any course
  • Sociology (SOC), any course
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 3600

COFA Natural Sciences Requirement


Complete 6 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

  • Anthropology (ANTH) 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960
  • Astronomy (ASTR), any course
  • Biology (BIOL) 1010
  • Biological Sciences (BIOS), any course
  • Computer Science (CS) 4160
  • Chemistry  (CHEM), any course, except 1100, 1150
  • Environmental and Plant Biology (PBIO), any course
  • Geography (GEOG) 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901
  • Geological Sciences (GEOL), any course
  • Mathematics (MATH), any course, except 1090, 1101, 1102, 1200, 1300, 1321, 1322, 4108, any developmental course
  • Physical Science (PSC), any course
  • Physics (PHYS), any course
  • Psychology (PSY) 2210, 3230

COFA Upper Division Credit Hour Minimum


At least 57 credit hours must be earned at the 2000 level or higher. All courses used to satisfy University General Education, COFA B.A. Degree Requirements, and courses from your major are eligible.

Foundational Dance Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Studio Dance Technique


Complete a minimum of one-year (2 semesters) of dance studio technique in addition to completion of the freshman dance major/minor requirements and demonstrate proficiency in a studio technique. Studio dance technique must be taken in sequence.

Complete two of the following courses:

Dance History, World Dance and Culture


Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


Complete one of the following courses:


Dance Kinesiology and Somatic Study


Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


Movement Analysis


Complete the following course:

Dance Pedagogy


Complete the following course:

Dance Production


Complete the following course:

Capstone


Complete the following course:

Dance Electives and Interdisciplinary Courses


Dance Electives


Complete a minimum of 10 hours, in consultation with your dance academic advisor. from the following areas:

  • Dance Studio Technique
  • Dance Composition/Improvisation
  • Dance Kinesiology and Somatic Studies
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Dance History/World Dance and Culture
  • Dance Production

Interdisciplinary Electives


Complete a minimum of 9 hours in disciplines other than dance in consultation with your dance academic advisor.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors