College of Fine Arts and Communication


Department of Dance

Suggested Course Sequence (B.F.A.)
with Optional K-12 Certification Requirements


All students are encouraged to review Degree Requirements when planning a schedule. This is to verify that all degree requirements are being met and that the student's sequence is on track for their planned graduation date.

Total Units
B.F.A. in Dance Performance: 120 units
B.F.A. in Dance Performance with K-12 Dance Teacher Certification: 138 units


Electives

B.F.A. Performance majors, not in the K-12 program, are required to take 12 units of electives in DANC courses, plus 3 additional units. At least 6 units of electives must be in Modern Repertory, Ballet Repertory, or Dance Company.

B.F.A Performance majors in the K-12 program may add electives when their schedule allows.

Performance Milestone
Students must accumulate 15 Performance Milestone points to receive the B.F.A. All students are encouraged to review requirements of the Performance Milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities. Learn More


 

Freshman Year, First Term (16 Units)  
Course Requirement Units
ORIE Orientation   0
DANC 223 Ballet I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
2
DANC 227 Modern I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
2
DANC 245 Scientific Basis for Movement I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
3
TSEM 102 Towson Seminar Core 1 3
XXXX XXX

Special and Behavioral Science

Must be PSYC 101 for K-12 Option

Core 6 3
MATH XXX Mathematics Core 3 3

Total Units

16
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

Freshman Year, Second Term (17 units)

 
Course Requirement Units
DANC 224 Ballet I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
2
DANC 228 Modern I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
2
DANC 345 Scientific Basis for Movement II Dance Foundation
(First Year)
3
DANC 235

Dance Composition I

Core 4

Dance Foundation
(First Year)

3
DANC 216 Crew I Dance Foundation
(First Year)
1
DANC 126 Musical Concepts for Dancers Dance Foundation
(First Year)
3
ENGL 102

Writing for a Liberal Education

Core 2 3
Total Units
17
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.
  • Additional requirements during the freshman year include:
    1.
    Compiling video of ballet and modern combinations from class and performances to use in sophomore juries.
    2. Joining a professional dance organization from the departmental approved list.

 

Sophomore Year, First Term (14-17 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC 323 Ballet II   3
DANC 327 Modern II   3
DANC 335 Dance Composition II   2
DANC 263 Dance Design and Production   3
XXXX XXX Elective

Optional for K-12
Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
PSYC 201

Educational Psychology

K-12 Option Only

  3
Total Units
14-17
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.
  • Additional requirements during the Sophomore year include:
    1. Continue compiling video of ballet and modern combinations from class and performances to use in sophomore juries.

 

Sophomore Year, Second Term (15-21 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC 324 Ballet II   3
DANC 328 Modern II   3
DANC 336 Dance Composition III   2
DANC 316 Crew II   1
XXXX XXX

Diversity and Difference

Core 13 3
XXXX XXX

Arts and Humanities

K-12 Option must take Comm 131

Core 5 3
XXXX XXX

Elective
Optional for K-12

Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
DANC 201

Developmental Movement

K-12 Option Only

  3
Total Units
15-21
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

 

Junior Year, First Term (12-21 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC XXX Ballet or Modern III   3
DANC 436 Dance Composition IV: For the Proscenium   2
DANC 321 Responding to Dance Core 9 3
XXXX XXX Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab Core 7

4

XXXX XXX

Elective
Optional for K-12

Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in K-12
K-12 Option Only
  3
DANC 251

Methods of Teaching Dance

K-12 Option Only

  3
Total Units
12-21
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

 

Junior Year, Second Term (13-19 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC XXX Ballet or Modern III   3
DANC 437 Dance Composition V: Dance For The Camera   3
XXXX XXX Ethical Issues and Perspectives Core 14 3
XXXX XXX Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab Core 8 4
XXXX XXX

Elective
Optional for K-12

Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies
K-12 Option Only
  3
Total Units
13-19
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

 

Senior Year, First Term (14-20 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC XXX

Ballet or Modern III

  3
DANC 480 Senior Seminar   2
THEA 101 Acting I   3
XXXX XXX Metropolitan Perspectives Core 10 3
XXXX XXX

The United States as a Nation

Must be HIST 145 or HIST 146 for K-12

Core 11 3
XXXX XXX

Elective
Optional for K-12

Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
EDUC 202 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: America's Urban Schools
K-12 Option Only
  3
REED 365

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas K-12

K-12 Option Only

  3
Total Units
14-20
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

Senior Year, Second Term (12-15 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC XXX Ballet or Modern III   3
DANC 491

Senior Project

  3
XXXX XXX Global Perspectives Core 12 3
XXXX XXX

Elective
Optional for K-12

Review elective requirements for your program.

  3
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education
K-12 Option Only
  3
Total Units
12-15
  • Students are encouraged to review requirements of the performance milestone when selecting electives and extracurricular activities.

 

Ninth Term for K-12 Option (Student Teaching) (13 units)  
Course Requirement Units
DANC 391 Student Teaching in Elementary School   6
DANC 392 Student Teaching in Secondary School   6
DANC 493 Pro-Seminar in the Teaching of Dance   1
Total Units
13

 

 

 

Department of Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2760
Fax: 410-704-3752
E-mail: spink@towson.edu

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