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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Designed for the student wanting to prepare for a performing or choreographic career and/or to audition for the most competitive MFA programs.

All first-year students will enter as BA/BS majors and must apply for the BFA program during their second semester or later.

Students in this program are required to take a minimum of 85 credits in dance.

Most BFA majors also seek summer study in intensive workshop settings. Most BFA candidates take modern and ballet technique courses every semester for four years.

FRESHMAN

Fall
DNS 204 Experiential Anatomy & Conditioning (Fall only)
DNS 205 Modern Dance I (Fall only)
DNS 208 Dance Production Practicum (Fall or Spring)
DNS 253 or 353 Beginning Ballet or Intermediate Ballet

Spring
DNS 245 Modern Dance II
DNS 253 Beginning Ballet**
DNS 364 Dance Improvisation (Spring only)

** Optional but strongly recommended

SOPHOMORE

Fall
DNS 206 21st Century Dance: Issues & Topics (Fall only)
DNS 207 Dance Production (Fall only)
DNS 306 Beginning Choreography (Fall only)
DNS 345 Modern Dance III
DNS 353 Intermediate Ballet**

Spring
DNS 345 Modern Dance III
DNS 353 Intermediate Ballet**
MUS 300
or
DNS 232
Music for Dance
or
African Music & Drumming for Dance
DNS 375 Movement Analysis (Spring only)
DNS 430 Intermediate Choreography (Spring only)

** Optional but strongly recommended

JUNIOR

Fall
DNS 305 Kinesiology for Dance (Fall only)
DNS 345/445 Modern Dance III/IV
DNS 353/453 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet**
DNS 431 Advanced Choreography

** Optional but strongly recommended

Spring
DNS 316 History & Development (Spring only)
DNS 345/445 Modern Dance III/IV
DNS 353/453 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet**
DNS 406 Contact Improvisation (Spring only)
DNS 495 Senior Seminar in Dance (Spring only)

 ** Optional but strongly recommended

SENIOR

Fall
DNS 445  
DNS 453  

** Optional but strongly recommended

Spring
DNS 445 Modern Dance IV
DNS 453 Advanced Ballet**
DNS 483
or
DNS 487
Children’s Dance I (Fall only)
or
Dance Pedagogy Workshop (Spring only)
DNS 479 Senior Capstone Project in Dance

 ** Optional but strongly recommended

SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR YEAR (through advisement)

Fall
DNS 424  Dance Repertory I (Co-requisite: Modern Dance Technique)
DNS 425  Dance Repertory II (Co-requisite: Modern Dance Technique)
DNS 457
or
DNS 489-491
or
DNS 400
Performance
or
Sankofa
or
Chamber Ballet Brockport (Co-requisite: Ballet Technique)

Any time

Completion of a minimum of six credits of 300/400-level dance electives; selected by advisement from among any dance courses numbered 300 or higher, excluding courses DNS 345, 445; DNS 353,453.

 

DNS 208 Dance Production Practicum (0 credits)

Last Updated 10/15/15

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