THIS MAJOR HAS ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AS LISTED IN THIS SECTION.
The B.A. in Dance is a limited access program and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive core of study in Studio Technique, Choreographic Studies, and Dance Studies.
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
Although credit or elective credit toward the major will be given for these courses, placement in upper-level technique classes will continue to be based on individual proficiency. Other technique courses in other styles of dance may be accepted toward the major on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the university. Transfer dance credits must be evaluated by faculty and dance advisor at time of entrance.
- DAN X610 - 2 credit hours
- TPA X200 or TPA X223 or TPA X232 - 3 credit hours
- DAA X200-X209* - 9 credit hours
- DAA X100-X109** - 9 credit hours
Please Note: Although credit toward the major will be given for these courses, placement in upper level technique classes will continue to be based on individual student proficiency.
Please Note: Other technique courses (i.e., in other styles of dance) may be accepted toward the major on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the University.
*Up to 10 credit hours of any lower-level Ballet Technique courses within the X200-X209 taxonomy.
**Up to 10 credit hours of any lower level-Modern Technique courses within the X100-X109 taxonomy.
Major requirements for the B.A. Degree:
- All students will be evaluated periodically by the faculty and critiqued each semester and will participate in progress conferences with the faculty.
- If a student evidences deficiency in some area or in continuing progress toward the degree, the student may be placed on probation within the Dance program.
- Failure to make satisfactory progress after being placed on probation shall constitute grounds for program recommendation to drop and discontinue the major.
In addition to meeting the specific requirements and standards discussed above, the student and advisor will periodically evaluate the student’s general progress. Students are required to meet with the Academic Advisor in Dance each semester. An unsatisfactory rating in one or more of the following areas could place the student on probation. A student on probation is given a specific amount of time to achieve a satisfactory rating before being dropped from the major program. The criteria include:
- Appropriate academic progress.
- Adequate technical skills and adaptability.
- B average in major studio classes.
- Physical conditioning that includes: nutrition, flexibility, strength, and healthful weight management necessary to facilitate safe technical and artistic expression.
- Class probation and program probation require review, i.e., reinstatement in good standing or recommendation to drop major.