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    For students entering in 2023-24
Dance (B.A.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Dance (B.A.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major and not meant to replace regular academic advising.
  • The plan is flexible and can be changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with an academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and 47 major-specific credits to earn a B.A. in Dance.
  • Transfer students should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, please contact dance@chapman.edu.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • Over the course of 4 years, you must complete a minimum of 12 dance technique credits (see Catalog for specifics)
  • In addition, Dance (B.A.) majors must complete a minimum of 3 credits of electives (see list in the Catalog). Electives can be taken in any semester.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • DANC 141 - Introduction to Dance Studies (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 3 technique classes

Spring Semester

  • DANC 280 - Dance Improvisation (2 credits)
  • Minimum of 3 technique classes
  • Optional dance elective(s)



Year 2

In your sophomore year, you can choose to apply to the B.F.A. in Dance program or continue in the B.A. program.

Fall Semester

  • DANC 281 - Choreography I (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes
  • Dance elective if not yet taken

Spring Semester

  • DANC 261 - Somatics: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Experience (3 credits)
  • DANC 347 - Music for Dancers (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes

 



Year 3

Fall Semester

  • DANC 360 - Movement Anatomy and Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes
  • Dance elective(s) if not yet taken

Spring Semester

  • DANC 340 - Principles of Dance Production (3 credits)
  • DANC 361 - Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention (3 credits)
  • DANC 382 - Choreography Workshop (1-3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes

 


 

Year 4

Fall Semester

  • DANC 440 - Dance Teaching Methods (3 credits)
  • DANC 453 - Dance History: Forces and Figures (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes
  • Dance elective(s) if not yet taken

Spring Semester

  • DANC 498 - Senior Seminar (3 credits)
  • Minimum of 2 technique classes