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Minor in Dance

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

The Minor in Dance is an 18-credit program designed to provide students with a strong foundation in dance techniques, history, composition, performance and production. The program has 11 required core credits and 7 required elective credits. The program curriculum aligns with the dance curricula offered by other higher education institutions in the United States.

Faculty from the CMSV Fine Arts division will serve as instructors for the dance/dance related courses. The course offerings within the dance minor are intended to provide students a broad-based education and career opportunities within the field of dance.

Dance Minor Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop, apply, analyze and evaluate movement/technical skills required for proficiency in various dance forms.
  2. Understand dance productions in terms of choreography, performance, design, and technical elements.
  3. Learn the historical development of dance.
  4. Evaluate personal performance through self-assessment and faculty feedback.
  5. Learn the compositional process and elements of creative dance making.
  6. Work and learn independently and collaboratively.
  7. Strategically and confidently seek out career opportunities in their desired field.
Requirements for the Minor in Dance
All students are required to take 18 credits to complete the minor in dance, which will consist of at least eight courses as shown below:
Required Courses  
ART 111 Dance and Movement: A Cross-Cultural Blend (1 credit)
  ART 265 Contemporary Modern Dance I (3 credits)
  ART 266 Contemporary Modern Dance II (1 credit) 
  TBD Dance Performance/Production  (3 credits)
Select 10 credits of
the following courses:
  THTR 100 Acting I  (3 credits)
  ART 109 Jazz I  (1 credit) 
  ART 211 Music  (3 credits)
  ART 260 Pop Dance  (3 credits)
  ART 428 Internship  (3 credits)
ART 436 Ballet I (1 credit)
TBD Career Survey (1 credit)

Roberto Villanueva
Director of Dance