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

Course Listings

BA Dance Degree - 4 Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-19
DANC 211 Ballet II 2 cr
DANC 212 Modern Dance II 2 cr
DANC 159 Introduction to History of Dance 3 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Foreign Language (if needed) 0-5 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
LIBR 110 Introduction to Library Research 1 cr
Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 13-21
DANC 211 Ballet II 2 cr
DANC 212 Modern Dance II 2 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Foreign Language (if needed) 0-5 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective or Minor Area 3 cr

Year 2

Semester 3 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-18
DANCE 312 Modern Dance III 2 cr
DANC 260 Performance 260 1 cr
DANC 300 Dance Composition 1 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Foreign Language (if needed) or ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Semester 4 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-18
DANCE 312 Modern Dance III 2 cr
DANC 260 Performance 260 1 cr
DANC 338 Dance Kinesiology 3 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Foreign Language (if needed) or ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr

Year 3

Semester 5 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-18
DANC 412 Modern Dance IV 2 cr
DANC 460 Performance 460 1 cr
DANC 300 Dance Composition 1 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective or Minor Area 3 cr
Semester 6 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 12-15
DANC 412 Modern Dance IV 2 cr
DANC 460 Performance 460 1 cr
DANC 248 Music for Dance 3 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective or Minor Area 3 cr

Year 4

Semester 7 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 12-18
DANC 349 Dance History: 20th Century 3 cr
DANC 460 Performance 460 1 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Elective or Minor Area (8-11) 8-1 cr
Semester 8 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 12-18
DANC 448 Dance Pedagogy 3 cr
DANC 460 Performance 460 1 cr
Arts Electives 0-3 cr
Elective or Minor Area (8-11) 8-1 cr