Many courses offered by the DFPA count towards Core Curriculum credit in Artistic Knowledge and Experience as well as the area of Engaged Learning.
Many DFPA classes have enrollment caps. These caps ensure that our majors and minors, including any declared incoming freshmen, are able to enroll in the classes they need to complete their degree. If you are a Fine Arts major or minor and are trying to register in a class that is full, contact the Director of Fine Arts who can register you. If you are a non-Fine Arts major or minor trying to enroll in order to complete your Core or elective requirements, please check LOCUS once all enrollment is complete for any spaces that may be left.
Make sure to check for prerequisites while enrolling. If you have not taken appropriate prerequisites, then do not enroll in the course. The department will remove you from it later, but meanwhile you’ll prevent others from enrolling. See your advisor if your schedule makes it necessary to take courses out of sequence.
With the exception of Studio Arts Majors and Minors:
- Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.
- Majors: No less than 21 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each major; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one major, not of more than one major.
- Minors and interdisciplinary minors: not less than 8 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
- General exceptions to Rules 2 and 3 will be made if approved by the chairs/directors of the department(s)/program(s) housing each affected major and minor. A list of standing general exceptions will be maintained by the Dean's office.
- Individual student exceptions may be made in appropriate cases by department chairs and program directors.
- Departments and Programs may enforce stricter double-dipping policies than those stated above, which also should be provided to the Dean’s Office.
Click here to see detailed descriptions of Dance courses.
All students wishing to take a dance course, including those with previous experience, are required to attend the Dance Placement and New Student Orientation, which is held prior to the start of the semester.
|DANC 111||Ballet Dance I: Theory and Techniques||3|
|DANC 121||Modern Dance I: Theories and Techniques||3|
|DANC 131||Jazz Dance I: Theories and Techniques||3|
|DANC 212||Ballet Dance II: Theory and Techniques||2|
|DANC 213||Ballet III: Advanced Continuing Ballet Dance Theory and Techniques||2|
|DANC 222||Modern Dance II: Theory and Technique||2|
|DANC 224||Majors Modern II||1|
|DANC 232||Jazz Dance II: Theories and Techniques||2|
|DANC 250||Historical Contexts in Contemporary Dance Practice||3|
|DANC 260||Topics in Dance||2|
|DANC 261||Topics in Applied Dance||1-2|
|DANC 270||Dance Kinesiology||3|
|DANC 275||Global Dance Influences on Contemporary Dance Practice||1|
|DANC 280||Adaptive Dance Practices||3|
|DANC 311||Ballet IV: Intermediate Ballet||2|
|DANC 312||Pointe I: Introduction to Ballet Pointework||1|
|DANC 313||Ballet V: Advanced Ballet||2|
|DANC 314||Pointe II: Continuing Pointework||1|
|DANC 321||Modern Dance III: Intermediate Modern Dance Theories and Techniques||2|
|DANC 323||Rehearsal and Performance||1|
|DANC 324||Intermediate Majors Modern Dance||1|
|DANC 331||Jazz Dance III: Intermediate Jazz Dance Theories and Techniques||2|
|DANC 341||Intermediate Majors Ballet||1|
|DANC 343||Advanced Majors Ballet||1|
|DANC 360||Dance Pedagogy||3|
|DANC 370||Dance Composition||3|
|DANC 380||Senior Showcase Capstone||1|
|DANC 394||Internship in Dance||1-6|
|DANC 395||Independent Study||1-6|
|DANC 397||Fieldwork in Chicago - Dance||1-6|
|DANC 398||Research in Dance||1-3|