2018-2019 Catalog

Dance, Entertainment Industry, Associate of Arts

Dance, Entertainment Industry offers students the opportunity to study the individual art form of dance, as well as its relationship to the other performing arts of theatre, music, and technical theatre. Dance provides the foundation for performing careers in live dance, theatre, film, television, video or online, as well as teaching and research fields, arts therapy paths within the healthcare profession, entertainment law within the legal profession, and performing arts management within both the for-profit and non-profit business profession. The program utilizes an intensely collaborative, hands-on, studio approach, with ample opportunities for performances in spaces large and small, traditional as well as non-traditional, and working with student theatre technicians and musicians beyond dance. It is possible for a student who obtains an A.A. in Dance to earn between $10 - $15 per hour as a performer with dance or theatre companies across the country; however it is advisable to pursue studies leading to the bachelor's degree. The A.A. in Dance degree transfers successfully to four-year college and university programs. While an additional two years of study leading to a B. A. or B.F.A. in Dance may be sufficient for those interested in performing, generally two to three years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree (for educators), an M. F. A. (for higher education careers) may be required.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

DANC 1021ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN DANCE

1

DANC 1410BALLET I/I

2

DANC 1430MODERN DANCE I/I

2

DANC 1450TAP DANCE I

2

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

APPROVED MUSIC COURSE

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Music Course can be fulfilled by Intro to Music (MUSC 1000) or Music Fundamentals (MUSC 1010).
  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be fulfilled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    DANC 1420BALLET I/II

    2

    DANC 1440MODERN DANCE I/II

    2

    DANC 1480JAZZ DANCE I

    2

    APPROVED DANCE COURSE

    2

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3-4

    Total Credit Hours:18-19

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Dance Course can be fulfilled by Dance Improvisation (DANC 2212) or Dance Choreography (DANC 2215).
  • Social Science requirement can be fulfilled by Intro to Women's Studies (SOC 1080), General Psychology (PSYC 1000), Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), or World Culture (ANTH 2200).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    DANC 2410BALLET II/I

    2

    DANC 2450TAP DANCE II

    2

    DANC 2480JAZZ DANCE II

    2

    THEA 1100ACTING

    3

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or General Biology (BIOL 1010).
  • Humanities Elective can be filled with American Literature (ENGL 2310), Film Appreciation (ENGL 2470), or Intro to Humanities (HUMN 1010).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    DANC 1490CONTEMPORARY JAZZ DANCE

    2

    DANC 2420BALLET II/II

    3

    APPROVED DANCE COURSE

    2

    DANC 2455TAP REPERTORY AND IMPROVISATION

    2

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:14

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Dance Course can be fulfilled by Dance Improvisation (DANC 2212) or Dance Choreography (DANC 2215).
  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be fulfilled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).

  • Total Credit Hours: 65-66

    The Dance Program core context courses (Dance Composition, Dance Somakinesis, Dance History, and Dance Pedagogy) will be offered on an alternating year basis.