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Music and Dance

BFA - Dance

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements44
Core Lower Division General Education30
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Met within the major.
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major11
DANC 043. Dance Improvisation1
DANC 075. Rhythm and Dynamics in Dance1
MUSC 010A. Music AppreciationC13
MUSC 100W. Written Communication IIZ3
TA 100W also accepted
DANC 102. Dance in World CulturesV3
Requirements of the Major62
Dance Technique, Performance and Choreography50
Freshmen must perform at level II in area of option. 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, Jazz, Ballet or Tap.
At least 9 units must be level IV
Dance Technique24
DANC 054. Topics in Dance Technique II3
DANC 154A. Topics in Dance Technique III3
DANC 154B. Topics in Dance Technique IV3
Performance Requirements10
DANC 112. ENS: Dance Rehearsal and Performance2
DANC 194. Repertory Dance Activity1
Any combination of DANC 112 or DANC 194, 4 units must be DANC 112
Choreography9
DANC 145A. Choreography I3
DANC 145B. Choreography II3
DANC 145C. Choreography III3
Senior Project3
DANC 147A. Dance Seminar3
Production4
DANC 051A. Dance Production3
DANC 051B. Topics in Dance Crewing0.5
Students will enroll in DANC 051B twice
Theory9
DANC 144A. Dance History and Repertory3
DANC 150A. Kinesiology I3
DANC 150B. Kinesiology II3
Electives3
Complete 3 units from:
DANC 049A. Topics in Tap Dance I1
DANC 049B. Topics in Tap Dance II1
DANC 053. Techniques in World Dance1
DANC 054. Topics in Dance Technique II3
DANC 112. ENS: Dance Rehearsal and Performance2
DANC 140B. Topics in Modern Dance IV2
DANC 141B. Topics in Ballet IV2
DANC 142B. Topics in Jazz Dance IV2
DANC 148. Children's Dance3
DANC 149C. Tap Dance III1
DANC 154A. Topics in Dance Technique III3
DANC 154B. Topics in Dance Technique IV3
DANC 186. Choreographing the Musical3
DANC 194. Repertory Dance Activity1
DANC 198. Internship in Dance1-3
University Electives0-3

Total Units:120