BFA Handbook Graduation Procedures

Students must meet with the Dance Advisor to begin the graduation process at the end of the junior year. The Major Form for graduation must be completed and then signed by the Dance Advisor and Dance Coordinator. The Director of the School of Music and Dance must sign the Major Form and forward it to the graduation office.

Competencies for the BFA Program in Dance

School of Music and Dance

Effective Fall 2010

A. Technical Mastery

  • Highest level of technical skill in at least one area of performance.
  • Achieve highest possible level of conceptual understanding of the medium and its expressive possibilities.
  • Technical proficiency standards.
  • Have a fundamental know ledge of the body and kinesiology
  • Students must develop basic knowledge and skills in dance pedagogy.

B. The ability to produce work

  • Students must develop basic knowledge and skills in choreography and have opportunities to develop their choreographic potential in studies that include traditional and/or experimental approaches.
  • Students must demonstrate their competence by developing a body of work for evaluation in the major area of study.

C. The ability to solve professional problems independently

  • Be able to place dance in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.
  • Develop and understanding of the common elements and vocabulary and the interaction of these elements and to be able to employ this knowledge in analysis of dance.

D. A coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals which are evident in their work

  • Student must have the ability to form and defend analyses and critiques of dance and to communicate dance ideas, concepts, and requirements to professionals and lay persons related to practice of the major filed.
  • Learn to analyze dance perceptively and to evaluate critically.
  • Be able to form and defend individual critiques.