Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Dance

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Dance


At UNL, our focus is on modern dance -- the dance of today. If you want a comprehensive experience in modern dance, including technique, improvisation and choreography, you will find a community of kindred artists here. Of course, you will study ballet and other important dance traditions, but our core interest is in modern dance.

As with all BA degrees in the Glenn Korff School of Music, the BA in Dance provides thorough professional preparation while allowing the greatest curricular space for electives or a second major. A minor is required for the BA degree.

Our balanced and integrated curriculum teaches the cultural, theatrical, and performing aspects of dance. It emphasizes the development of working methods that are both safe and correct as it encourages you to explore and develop your personal artistry.

*Dance majors and minors must successfully complete an audition.

 

Careers

  • dance artist
  • dance studio owner/instructor
  • choreographer
  • dance /arts administration
  • dance production

Application to this program

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Read more about undergraduate application

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more about the Undergraduate Audition process

Bachelor of Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
DANC 159 Introduction to History of Dance 3 cr
DANC 112 Modern Dance I 2 cr
DANC 211 Ballet II 2 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DANC 113 Modern Dance II 2 cr
DANC 211 Ballet II 2 cr
Arts Elective ACE 7 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
DANC 212 Modern Dance III 2 cr
DANC 300 Dance Composition 3 cr
DANC 260 1 cr
Arts Elective 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DANC 213 Modern Dance IV 2 cr
DANC 338 Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention 3 cr
DANC 260 1 cr
Arts Elective 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
DANC 312 Modern Dance V 2 cr
DANC 300 Dance Composition 3 cr
DANC 460 1 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DANC 313 Modern Dance VI 2 cr
DANC 228 Music for Dance 3 cr
DANC 460 1 cr
Arts Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
DANC 412 Modern Dance VII 2 cr
DANC 349 History of Dance: 20th Century and Beyond 3 cr
DANC 460 1 cr
Arts Elective 1 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DANC 413 Modern Dance VIII 2 cr
DANC 448 Dance Pedagogy 3 cr
Arts Elective 1 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.