College of Performing Arts

Dale Merrill, M.F.A., Dean

Rick Christophersen, M.A., Administrative Director

The College of Performing Arts brings together the William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music and the Departments of Dance and Theatre. This partnership strengthens each discipline, while positioning the College of Performing Arts as the cultural and aesthetic center of Chapman University. Students will enjoy the college's atmosphere, which combines scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity through both curricular offerings and a broad spectrum of cultural events. College of Performing Arts students also have many opportunities to perform at special events, such as Chapman’s American Celebration, a broadway–style musical review that serves as the university’s largest annual fundraiser. Chapman University is in the construction phase of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, a new performing arts complex on the Orange campus that, under the leadership of its founding dean and artistic director, William D. Hall, will serve the needs of our students and the entire community. The Musco Center for the Arts is scheduled to open in spring 2016.

Department of Dance

Nancy Dickson–Lewis, M.F.A., Chair

Associate Professors: Maxwell, Merrill, Guy;

Assistant Professors: Dickson–Lewis, Kish;

Instructor: Backhaus.

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance

Admittance to the Department of Dance is by audition.

The mission of the Chapman University Department of Dance is to develop well–rounded and versatile independent artists to excel in careers of teaching, choreography and performance of dance.

The Department of Dance offers both a bachelor of fine arts and a bachelor of arts degree. The bachelor of arts degree is a broad–based program requiring 47 credits, which allows students to take electives in other disciplines and makes it possible to pursue double majors or minors. The bachelor of fine arts program is designed for students who plan to enter the world of dance as professional performers or choreographers. This course of study in intensive technique training, history, choreography, dance science and pedagogy requires 77 credits.

Students pursuing a degree in the department of dance must maintain at least a 2.000 GPA in the major. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a "C" (not a "C–") or higher.

Departmental Opportunities

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are given to those students that have exhibited a professional demeanor and made an outstanding contribution of their time and efforts to the Department of Dance while maintaining a GPA of 3.700 or higher.

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Acceptance to the B.A. in Dance is by audition only. The curriculum is designed to provide students with dance training within the context of a liberal arts degree and to provide the basis for further involvement in professional dance, education or graduate study. Students are expected to achieve technical competency in a variety of dance styles and gain experience in choreography, performance, production and teaching. Also emphasized is an understanding of dance history, dance science and the role of dance in culture and education.

technique and performance studies

Dance majors are placed in technique levels by audition. Dance technique classes may be repeated for credit as content changes each semester. Students performing are required to be enrolled in a minimum of one technique class during the semester in which they perform.

core requirements (32 credits)

DANC 141

Introduction to Dance Studies

3

DANC 261

Somatics: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Experience

3

DANC 280

Dance Improvisation

2

DANC 281

Choreography I

3

DANC 340

Principles of Dance Production

3

DANC 347

Music for Dancers

3

DANC 360

Movement Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

3

DANC 361

Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention

3

DANC 440

Dance Teaching Methods

3

DANC 453

Dance History: Forces and Figures

3

DANC 498

Senior Seminar

3

dance technique requirements (12 credits)

three courses from the modern dance sequence

DANC 172

Modern Dance

1

DANC 272

Modern Dance

1

DANC 372

Modern Dance

1

three courses from the jazz sequence

DANC 174

Jazz

1

DANC 274

Jazz

1

DANC 374

Jazz

1

three courses from the ballet sequence

DANC 176

Ballet

1

DANC 276

Ballet

1

DANC 376

Ballet

1

three credits from the following

DANC 130

Hip–Hop

½

DANC 138

Tap Dance

1

DANC 139

Ballroom Dance

½

DANC 220

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

DANC 230

Intermediate Hip–Hop

½

DANC 233

Pointe

½

DANC 238

Intermediate Tap Dance

1

DANC 239

Intermediate Ballroom Dance

½

DANC 260

Yoga for Dancers

1

DANC 267

Conditioning for Dance

½

DANC 338

Advanced Tap Dance

1

DANC 420

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

electives (3 credits)

TH 110

Introduction to Acting

3

TH 204

Costume Construction

3

TH 207

Lighting for the Stage

3

DANC 250

Dance Repertory

3

DANC 310

Dance Ensemble

1

DANC 311

Dance Performance and Study Tour

2

DANC 342

Dance in Film

3

MUS 345

History of Musical Theater

3

TH 345

Musical Theatre

3

DANC 381

Choreography II

3

DANC 382

Choreography Workshop

1–3

DANC 499

Individual Study

3

total credits

 

47

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Dance.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance

Acceptance to the B.F.A. in Dance is by audition only and is for currently enrolled dance majors who demonstrate excellence in technique, artistry and academics. The audition is in the spring of the sophomore year.

The bachelor of fine arts program is designed to provide students with rigorous dance training within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide the basis for further involvement in professional dance, education or graduate study. Students are expected to achieve competency in advanced levels of modern dance, ballet and jazz technique and gain experience in choreography, performance, production, dance science and teaching. Also emphasized is an understanding of dance history and the role of dance in culture and education. Students are provided with a wide variety of production opportunities to demonstrate understanding of acquired knowledge. All bachelor of fine arts students are required to take at least one daily 90 minute technique class. Course enrollment and participation will be monitored by the department chair.

technique and performance studies

Dance majors are placed in technique levels by audition. Dance technique classes may be repeated for credit as content changes each semester.

core requirements (41 credits)

DANC 141

Introduction to Dance Studies

3

DANC 261

Somatics: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Experience

3

DANC 280

Dance Improvisation

2

DANC 281

Choreography I

3

DANC 340

Principles of Dance Production

3

DANC 347

Music for Dancers

3

DANC 353

Dance in World Cultures

3

DANC 360

Movement Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

3

DANC 361

Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention

3

DANC 381

Choreography II

3

DANC 382

Choreography Workshop

3

DANC 440

Dance Teaching Methods

3

DANC 453

Dance History: Forces and Figures

3

DANC 498

Senior Seminar

3

performance requirements (5 credits)
five different performances, one credit each

DANC 113

Dance Performance

1

DANC 313

Dance Performance

1

dance technique requirements (22 credits)

six courses from the modern dance sequence

DANC 172

Modern Dance

1

DANC 272

Modern Dance

1

DANC 372

Modern Dance

1

six courses from the jazz sequence

DANC 174

Jazz

1

DANC 274

Jazz

1

DANC 374

Jazz

1

six courses from the ballet sequence

DANC 176

Ballet

1

DANC 276

Ballet

1

DANC 376

Ballet

1

two credits of the following

DANC 377

B.F.A. Dance Techniques

½

two credits of the following

DANC 130

Hip–Hop

½

DANC 138

Tap Dance

1

DANC 139

Ballroom Dance

½

DANC 220

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

DANC 230

Intermediate Hip–Hop

½

DANC 233

Pointe

½

DANC 238

Intermediate Tap Dance

1

DANC 239

Intermediate Ballroom Dance

½

DANC 260

Yoga for Dancers

1

DANC 267

Conditioning for Dance

½

DANC 338

Advanced Tap Dance

1

DANC 420

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

electives (9 credits)

TH 110

Introduction to Acting

3

TH 204

Costume Construction

3

TH 207

Lighting for the Stage

3

DANC 250

Dance Repertory

3

DANC 310

Dance Ensemble

1

DANC 311

Dance Performance and Study Tour

2

DANC 342

Dance in Film

3

MUS 345

History of Musical Theater

3

TH 345

Musical Theatre

3

DANC 499

Individual Study

3

total credits

 

77

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Dance Performance.

Minor in the Department of Dance

Minor in Dance

Students interested in completing the Minor in Dance can apply for minor status after one semester of study within the department (minimum of one technique class). For acceptance as a minor, students must submit an application (see dance department administrator) and audition in the spring of the freshman or sophomore year. All dance students are placed in technique levels by audition or evaluation. Dance technique classes may be repeated for credit. Higher level technique classes may be used to fulfill lower level technique requirements. A minimum of nine credits must be taken from upper--division courses.

requirements (15 credits)

DANC 132

Modern Dance (two semesters)

2

DANC 134

Jazz (two semesters)

2

DANC 136

Ballet (two semesters)

2

DANC 141

Introduction to Dance Studies

3

DANC 353

Dance in World Cultures

3

DANC 453

Dance History: Forces and Figures

3

one credit of the following (1 credit)

DANC 130

Hip–Hop

½

DANC 138

Tap Dance

1

DANC 139

Ballroom Dance

½

DANC 220

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

DANC 233

Pointe

½

DANC 260

Yoga for Dancers

1

DANC 267

Conditioning for Dance

½

DANC 420

Special Studies in Dance Technique

1

two of the following (6 credits)

at least one must be an upper–division course (courses are not offered every semester)

DANC 261

Somatics: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Experience

3

DANC 281

Choreography I (prerequisite, DANC 280)

3

DANC 342

Dance in Film

3

DANC 347

Music for Dancers

3

DANC 360

Movement Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

3

DANC 440

Dance Teaching Methods

3

total credits

 

22

Course Descriptions – Dance

DANC 113 Dance Performance

Prerequisite, audition, or consent of instructor. This course is designed for those students who have been given performance responsibilities in dance productions. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 130 Hip–Hop

This dance activity course is designed to teach participants basic hip–hop dance vocabulary and style. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

DANC 132 Modern Dance

Prerequisite, non-majors, or minors only. This dance activity course is designed for non-majors and dance minors with previous dance experience and will introduce students to movement concepts, vocabulary, and style specific to modern dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 134 Jazz

Prerequisite, non-majors, or minors only. This dance activity course is designed for non-majors and dance minors with previous dance experience and will introduce students to movement concepts, vocabulary, and style specific to jazz dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 136 Ballet

Prerequisite, non-majors, or minors only. This dance activity course is designed for non-majors and dance minors with previous dance experience and will introduce students to movement concepts, vocabulary, and style specific to ballet. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 138 Tap Dance

Prerequisite, prior experience in tap dance, or consent of instructor. This dance activity course is designed as a progressive development of beginning to low intermediate movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and style specific to tap dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 139 Ballroom Dance

This dance activity course is an introduction to social dancing with an emphasis on American ballroom dances: fox trot, waltz, swing, and Latin ballroom dances: cha cha, mambo, and tango. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

DANC 141 Introduction to Dance Studies

Prerequisite, dance major, or dance minor. Through discussion, lecture, critical analysis, readings, and other assignments, this course will present an introduction to dance history and philosophy, professional ethics, dance production issues and practice, and dance as an art form and popular entertainment. Self-analysis, goal setting, and career options will also be explored. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 172 Modern Dance

Prerequisites, freshman only, and dance, or dance performance major, or minor, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes the fundamental concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to modern dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 174 Jazz

Prerequisites, freshman only, and dance, or dance performance major, or minor, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes the fundamental concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to jazz dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 176 Ballet

Prerequisites, freshman only, and dance, or dance performance major, or minor, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes fundamental concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to ballet. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 220 Special Studies in Dance Technique

Prerequisites, DANC 172, 174, 176, consent of chair, and dance, or dance performance major. This course is designed to provide greater depth and breadth of instruction and exploration of dance topics and techniques. Topics will include study with artists in modern dance, jazz, ballet, partnering, movement analysis systems, ethnic dance forms or improvisation. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

DANC 229 Experimental Course

Prerequisites, dance major, consent of chair. This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of special interest. It may be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DANC 230 Intermediate Hip-Hop

Prerequisite, DANC 130, or consent of instructor. This dance activity course is an intermediate study of hip–hop and is designed for students with prior hip–hop dance experience. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½ credit.

DANC 233 Pointe

Prerequisite, dance, or dance performance major, or minor, consent of chair. This course is an introduction and development of pointe technique for the intermediate and advanced ballet student. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½ credit.

DANC 238 Intermediate Tap Dance

Prerequisite, DANC 138, or consent of instructor. This dance technique course is designed as a progressive development of intermediate movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to tap dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 239 Intermediate Ballroom Dance

Prerequisite, DANC 139, or consent of instructor. This dance activity course will prepare students to execute and perform intermediate ballroom technique. The course content will include skills and competencies applicable to compete in Dance Sport competitions as a Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Bronze I or full Bronze level, contingent upon each student's understanding of the presented material. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½ credit.

DANC 250 Dance Repertory

Prerequisites, DANC 172, 174, 176, or consent of instructor. For interested dance students, this course is designed to provide greater depth and breadth of instruction and exploration of dance topics and techniques. Topics may include study with artists in modern dance, jazz, ballet, partnering, movement analysis systems and improvisation. This course may be repeated for credit provided course content is different. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

DANC 260 Yoga for Dancers

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of yogic philosophy. Included in the training will be breathing and meditation techniques, anatomical awareness, and the use of imagery in order to integrate the students' functional and creative potential. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

DANC 261 Somatics: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Experience

Prerequisite, dance, or dance performance major, or minor, or consent of instructor. This course is designed to provide movement integration for the dance student, in order to develop anatomically correct function in the body and awareness of expressive intention. Included in the training will be developmental movement patterning, yogic principles, applied kinesiology, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 267 Conditioning for Dance

This course is designed to provide supplemental training for dancers. Included in the training will be Pilates principles, injury prevention, and kinesiological awareness designed to improve the students level of dance performance and technique. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

DANC 272 Modern Dance

Prerequisites, sophomore standing, and dance, or dance performance major, and DANC 172 twice, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to modern dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 274 Jazz

Prerequisites, sophomore standing, and dance, or dance performance major, and DANC 174 twice, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to jazz dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 276 Ballet

Prerequisites, sophomore standing, and dance, or dance performance major, and DANC 176 twice, or consent of chair. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to ballet. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 280 Dance Improvisation

Prerequisite, DANC 132, or 172. This course focuses on creating and developing movement through dance improvisation in solos, duets, and groups. Contact improvisation and partnering, the uses of improvisation in choreography and performance, and the creative process will be explored. Students will be guided toward finding their own artistic voice through movement, discussion, and writing. P/NP. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

DANC 281 Choreography I

Prerequisites, DANC 141, 280. This course is an exploration of movement and analytical study of the art of making dances. The course will concentrate on the four basic elements of composition: space, shape, time, and energy, and will include discussions and readings about the creative process. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 290 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

DANC 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DANC 310 Dance Ensemble

Prerequisites, audition, and dance, or dance performance major. This course is designed to prepare the student for a performance tour. Through rehearsal, performance, and discussion, students will gain proficiency in dance by learning choreography for performance in various dance styles. Choreography will subsequently be presented in various education settings in surrounding areas. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 1 credit.

DANC 311 Dance Performance and Study Tour

Prerequisite, DANC 310. This course is a combined field experience in dance performance and study in selected regions or countries, one being selected for each course. Fee: $75. (Offered interterm, alternate years.) 2 credits.

DANC 313 Dance Performance

Prerequisite, audition, or consent of instructor. Designed for those students who have been given performance responsibilities in dance productions. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 329 Experimental Course

This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of special interest. It may be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DANC 338 Advanced Tap Dance

Prerequisite, DANC 238, or consent of instructor. This dance technique course is designed as a progressive development of advanced movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to tap dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

DANC 340 Principles of Dance Production

Prerequisites, DANC 141, 281, or consent of instructor. This course is designed to introduce students to the elements of technical theater specific to a dance production and to prepare students to organize a production in a variety of media. The course covers the fundamentals of lighting and costume design; sound/music/video recording and other multi-media devices; and basic elements of production management such as contracts, labor issues, budgets, facility rentals, marketing, and fundraising. Lab experience in technical theatre is included. Fee $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 342 Dance in Film

Prerequisite, DANC 281. Dance in Film will provide an overview of dance produced for the camera. Students will view, analyze, critique, and research dance produced for the mediums of television, video, and film. This course will examine the unique differences of dance created for the camera versus dance solely produced for live performance. In addition, students will be introduced to the practical applications of creating dance for the camera. Students will direct, shoot, and edit a dance in film project as a final assignment. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 347 Music for Dancers

Prerequisite, dance, or dance performance major, or minor, or consent of chair. This course is a study of selected music fundamentals emphasizing rhythmic skills, and basic music vocabulary applicable to dance, and uses of music in choreography. Additional activities include an introduction to historical trends and styles in music, the study of musical forms, and skills for working with musicians. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 353 Dance in World Cultures

This course is a study of dance as a performing art, expression of religious faith, vehicle for social interaction, and popular entertainment. The role of dance in world cultures, emergence of social dance, and historical development of performance are explored through reading, videos, discussion, and attendance of live performances. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 360 Movement Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

This course is designed to introduce students to human anatomy and exercise physiology. Students will learn the terminology and processes of the human body with significant emphasis placed on the response of the human body to movement and exercise as well as to rest and disease. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 361 Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention

Prerequisite, DANC 360. Anatomical and mechanical principles which relate to human movement are reviewed, as well as the analysis, management, and prevention of dance injuries and analysis of body types and technical ability and the means by which to improve dance ability. Aspects of teaching safe technique classes and alternative methods will also be explored. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 372 Modern Dance

Prerequisites, dance, or dance performance major, and junior standing, DANC 272 twice. Students enrolling in DANC 372 must have taken DANC 272, or 372 in the preceding semester. This dance technique course is designed as a progressive development of complex movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to modern dance. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 374 Jazz

Prerequisites, dance, or dance performance major, and junior standing, DANC 274 twice. Students enrolling in DANC 374 must have taken DANC 274, or 374 in the preceding semester. This dance technique course is designed as a progressive development of complex movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to jazz. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 376 Ballet

Prerequisites, dance, or dance performance major, and junior standing, DANC 276 twice. Students enrolling in DANC 376 must have taken DANC 276, or 376 in the preceding semester. This dance technique course is designed as a progressive development of complex movement concepts, skills, vocabulary, and artistic expression specific to ballet. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

DANC 377 BFA Dance Techniques

Prerequisite, BFA major, or consent of instructor. This dance technique course is designed for dance majors and includes concepts, skills, movement vocabulary, and artistic expression in a variety of dance styles. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

DANC 381 Choreography II

Prerequisites, DANC 281, junior standing, or consent of instructor. This course builds on the skills in DANC 281 and includes choreographic forms and composition for groups. Critical evaluation and analysis is emphasized. An exploration of creative resources for choreography will be investigated through reading, discussion, and improvisation. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 382 Choreography Workshop

Prerequisites, DANC 281, 381, or consent of instructor. This course will concentrate on the creation of dances around a theme utilizing large and/or small groups as well as solo composition. This course is designed to lead choreographers through the process of building dances to the level of performance. Completed choreography will be presented in concert. May be repeated for credit. (Offered spring semester.) 1–3 credits.

DANC 399 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DANC 420 Special Studies in Dance Technique

Prerequisites, DANC 272, 274, 276, dance major, or consent of instructor. For intermediate and advanced dance majors, this course is designed to provide greater depth and breadth of instruction and exploration of dance topics and techniques. Topics will include study with artists in modern dance, jazz, ballet, partnering, movement analysis systems, and improvisation. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

DANC 429 Experimental Course

This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of interest. It may be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

DANC 440 Dance Teaching Methods

Prerequisites, DANC 141, 172, 174, 176, senior standing, or consent of chair. This course educates the student in methods of teaching dance in secondary school, community college, university, and dance studio settings. (Much of the course material is applicable to dance education in K-8.) It encompasses the basic objectives of dance education, components of excellence in teaching, physical training, fitness, and art. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 453 Dance History: Forces and Figures

Prerequisite, senior standing, or consent of chair. This course is a comprehensive comparative study of dance in the 20th and 21st centuries. The focus is on significant trends and individuals who shaped the development of modern dance, ballet, jazz and vernacular dance in the modern era. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

DANC 498 Senior Seminar

Prerequisites, DANC 141, 281, 340, 347, 360, dance major. This course represents a capstone of study in the dance major and each student will complete an individually designed project. Students will complete a research, choreographic, or production project subject to departmental approval. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DANC 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.