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Academic Program Guide


Dance


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The BFA Dance Major is a limited access major. To be admitted, you must successfully complete an audition, preferably during your senior year in high school. Information on auditions can be obtained at www.dance.fsu.edu

Mapping Coordinator: Eddie Page
Email: epage@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
DAN2101 Introduction to the Dance Profession 3
DAN3744 Dance Conditioning2
DAN2500 Introduction to Design1
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101( ≥ C minus )
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
DAA2610 Dance Composition2
DAN2610 Rhythmic Analysis3
DAA1680 Dance Ensemble 1
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete annual School of Dance Performance requirement
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 3 hrs
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
DAN4418 Survey of Dance Technologies (Computer Literacy)3
DAN2611 Music and Choreography3
DAN3144 Global Perspectives in Dance (GE Humanities and X)3
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
May use DAN3144 to fulfill one Humanities/Fine Arts requirements
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 4 hrs
DAN3714 Dance Kinesiology3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
DAN3504 Dance Production2
DAN2681 Dance Ensemble 1
DAA3654 Choreography-Repertory2
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 4
Pass Midpoint Assessment
Complete annual School of Dance Performance requirement
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 5 hrs
GE Core History/Social Science3
DAN3400 Movement Analysis3
DAN3145 Classical Perspectives in Dance3
GE Natural Science3
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 5
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 6 hrs
GE Social Science/History3
DAA3614 Dance Composition3
DAN3146 Contemporary Perspectives in Dance3
DAA3684 Dance Ensemble 1
Dance Elective2
Ballet2
Modern2
Milestones 6
Complete annual School of Dance Performance requirement
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 7 hrs
Elective or GE Ethics (if Core is not Ethics)3
Ballet2
Modern2
Oral Communication Competency course3
Dance Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Checks
Reach Technical Proficiency Level
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher
Term 8 hrs
DAA4685 Dance Ensemble 1
DAN3584 Dance Theatre Lab1
DAE3384 Methods & Materials in Dance Education3
Ballet or Modern2
DAN4935: Senior Capstone Experience (SIP)3
Dance Electives6
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of semester
Complete all General Education and University Requirements
Complete annual School of Dance Performance requirement
Major GPA of 3.0 and a final grade of C minus or better in all Dance coursework
Overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job titles Related to this Major (Baccalaureate level): Dancer, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Rehearsal Director, Ballet Mistress/Master, Teacher of Ballet and/or Contemporary Dance Technique, Dance Company Manager, Production Manager for Dance Company, Theme Entertainment Resort Performer, Cruise Industry Performer, Dance Critic, Dance Technology Specialist. With further study: Dance Therapist, University Dance Professor, Dance Historian, Dance Archivist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Pilates Trainer, Dance Dramaturg.

Representative Employers: Dance Companies, Private Dance Studios, Fitness studios, Theatre Companies, College and Universities, Movies, Television, Arts Non-profit & Educational Agencies, Public and Private Schools (with teaching certification), Theme Parks, Cruise lines.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student�s period of study at the University.



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