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    Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance B.F.A., with Modern Dance Concentration


Dance B.F.A.


TOTAL HOURS: 120

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The B.F.A. in Dance (Ballet or Modern concentrations) offers professional preparation, which includes extensive study in Studio Technique, Choreographic Studies, and Dance Studies. The focus of this degree is the development of dancers who will enter the professional world of dance/arts as performers and choreographers. Beyond the expectations for continuing opportunities for performance, students selecting the B.F.A. will develop and present solo and group senior choreographic projects.

Limited Access


THIS MAJOR HAS ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AS LISTED IN THIS SECTION.

The B.F.A. is a limited access program. Students must participate in a selective admissions procedure. At the end of their third semester, students will be assessed by Dance faculty to determine eligibility. Dancers must continue to take technique courses throughout their degree program.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

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 the Dance advisor at time of entrance.

Any 24 credit hours from the following 30 hours will be accepted toward the major:

  • DAN X610 or DAN X600 - 3 credit hours
  • DAN X611 or DAN X601 - 3 credit hours
  • DAA X610 - 2 credit hours
  • DAA X611 - 2 credit hours
  • DAA X680* - 2 credit hours
  • DAA X681* - 2 credit hours
  • DAA X200-X209** - 8 credit hours
  • DAA X100-X109*** - 8 credit hours

Please Note: Although credit toward the major will be given for these, placement in upper level technique classes will continue to be based on individual student proficiency.

*Or any lower level Repertory course in the X400-X499 series up to 4 credit hours.

**Up to 8 credit hours of any lower-level Ballet Technique courses within the X200-X209 taxonomy.

***Up to 8 credit hours of any lower-level Modern Technique courses within the X100-X109 taxonomy.

Modern Dance Concentration


Total Concentration Hours: 78


Concentration Core (61-75 Credit Hours)


Concentration Electives (3-17 Credit Hours)


Dance Electives: 3-17

Dance B.F.A. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


Students must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA.

Grading Requirements


A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade for each major course.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Accreditation Information


The Dance Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

Advising Information


Students must meet with the advisor for the School of Theatre and Dance each semester. Please contact Nadine Niforos at nniforos@usf.edu.

4 Year Plan of Study - Dance B.F.A., with Modern Dance Concentration


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Performer
  • Choreographer
  • Art, Drama, and Music Teacher

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$20,000 - $40,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 17

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 6 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Dance B.F.A., with Modern Dance Concentration


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15