Bachelor of Arts List of Courses

General Education (42 units)

Of the 51 units required by the University, 9 may be satisfied by completion of specified preparation and supporting courses for the major. Consult major advisor for details.

Physical Education (2 units)

These units are satisfied by Major Requirements

Preparation for the Major (3 units)

Musc 10A or Art 10

Requirements in the Major (48 units)

Dance Technique, Performance and Choreography (27 units total)

Minimum of one technique class daily required each semester at SJSU. Level I is prerequisite if unable to perform at Level II or higher in Modern, Ballet, or Jazz.

Concentrated areas of technique in Modern and Jazz (10 units total)

  • Primary Area (Level III or IV) (6 units)
  • Secondary Area (Level II, III or IV) (4 units)

Additional Technique (6 units total)

  • Danc 49A or B or 149 Tap I, II or III (1 unit)
  • Danc 53, Techniques in World Dance (1 unit)
  • Ballet (Level II, III or IV) (4 units)

Performance Requirements (2 units total). Any combination of:

  • Danc 194B, Dance Activity Project (1 unit)
  • Danc 112, Dance Rehearsal and Performance (2 units)

Choreography (7 units total)

  • Danc 43, Dance Improvisation (1 unit)
  • Danc 145A and B, Choreography I and II (6 units)

Senior Project (2 units total)

  • Danc 198, Images Concert-Performance or Choreography (2 units)

Theory (21 units Total)

  • Danc 75, Rhythmic Fundamentals for Dance (2 units)
  • Danc 51A, Dance Production (3 units)
  • Danc 51B, Dance Crew (1/2 unit to be taken twice) (1 unit)
  • Danc 144A and B, Dance History and Repertory (6 units)
  • Danc 147A, Senior Seminar (3 units)
  • Danc 148,  Children's Dance or Danc 152, Movement Notation (3 units)
  • Danc 150,  Dance Kinesiology (3 units)

Support for the Major (6 units)

  • Danc 102,  Dance in World Cultures (3 units)
  • Musc 100W, Written Communication II (3 units)

Electives: By Advisement (21 units)

 (12 units must be in non-dance academic courses)

Total Units Required for Major (120 units)