Jun 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 

Dance Major (BA)

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Dance Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Please see the UNLV College of Fine Arts - Department of Dance web page at http://www.unlv.edu/dance for information about department programs, faculty, and facilities. 

Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-dance-production-management.

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Fine Arts Advising Center at www.unlv.edu/finearts/advising.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Objectives

  1. BA dance production majors will be able to apply dance production and management standards in realized productions and understand the application and use of all physical production elements (lights, scenery, costumes, video, music, stage management…) for performance and choreographic needs.
    • Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to: 
      • Effectively stage manage a production.
      • Do basic technical set up for production.
      • Have knowledge on how to travel and tour a dance production.
  2. BA dance production majors will be able to organize and apply principles of research and critical thinking and aesthetics through design and choreographic environments.
    • Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:               
      • Have the ability to define period styles in design
      • Present concepts and ideas in the framework of historical and current trends
      • Map out and develop a cohesive production concept and “arch” for design choices. 
  3. BA dance production majors will have knowledge of the dance art in fine arts framework/ environment. The students will understand the dance from both physical and historical aspects.
    • Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
      • Explain and discuss production through understanding of the basic principles of choreography.
      • Know and be able to discuss ideas and concepts of dance and visual arts leaders.
  4. BA dance production majors will have a thorough understanding of the partnership between choreographer and designer and be able to create a collaborative working environment
    • Objectives – After completing the BA dance program students will be able to:
      • Execute collaborations with actual choreographer to develop presented work.
      • Share thoughts and ideas in a nurturing manor to the betterment of the work.

 University Graduation Requirements

Dance Major - Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 38 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirements - Credits: 19

Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
  • Social Science: 9 credits 
    • One course each from three different fields
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 credits

Multicultural and International

Multicultural (DAN 465)
International (DAN 301)

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: https://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements

Major Requirements - BA in Dance - Production/Management Concentration -Subtotal: 82 Credits

Total Credits: 120

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