Student Learning Objectives B.A.
The following learning objectives were adopted by the program in April 2008
Students holding undergraduate liberal arts degrees must have:
- The ability to identify and work conceptually with the elements of dance.
- An understanding of the choreographic processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by by artistic and cultural ideas and contexts.
- An acquaintance with a wide selection of dance repertory, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources.
- The ability to develop and defend critical evaluations.
- Fundamental knowledge of the body and of kinesiology as applicable to work in dance.
Students holding undergraduate liberal arts degrees must develop:
- Ability in performing consistent with the goals and objectives of the specific liberal arts degree program being followed, and appropriate to the individual's needs and interests.
- An understanding of procedures for realizing a variety of dance styles.
- Knowledge and/or skills in one or more areas of dance beyond basic course work and performance appropriate to the individual's needs and interests, and consistent with the goals and and objectives of the specific liberal arts degree program being followed.
Previous learning objectives until April 2008 (doc)
Student Learning Objectives B.F.A.
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.