Dance (Minor)

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The minor program in dance provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment in which students develop their creativity as artists, scholars and educators. The transdisciplinary curriculum promotes creative collaboration and a holistic approach to acquiring skills for successful career transitions. Movement practices, performance and creativity practice define the core of the program. The rich educational experience is further enhanced by studies in:

  • criticism
  • dance cultures
  • dance history
  • digital media
  • movement science
  • music
  • pedagogy and leadership
  • philosophy
  • production
  • somatics

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Dance (Minor)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Program requirements

The minor in dance consists of 18-19 credit hours of coursework, including 12 upper-division credit hours. A minimum grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required in all classes for the minor.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 in minor courses is required to earn the minor in dance.
Choose one course -- 3 credit hours
Choose one from the following -- 3 credit hours
Choose two from the following -- 4 credit hours
Notes: instructor permission/majors level course
Notes: instructor permission/majors level course
Notes: instructor permission/majors level course
Notes: Latinx Social Dances of the Americas- instructor permission/majors level course. See an Academic Advisor for other approved special topics courses.
Notes: See an Academic Advisor for approved special topics courses.

Students interested in enrolling in movement courses reserved for Dance majors only must attend the course on the first day of class for placement and instructor permission. Dance major courses: DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I (2), DCE 134 Postmodern Contemporary I (2), DCE 135 Contemporary Ballet I (2), DCE 136 Somatic Practices I (2).
Dance Electives -- 8 credit hours
Choose eight - nine hours of Dance electives (to complete 18 - 19 hours overall); minor must include 12 upper-division hours.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.