Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Dance

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 29 required hours in Dance, with 10 additional required elective hours in Dance and/or Theatre courses. A minimum of 12 DAN hours must be upper level. 

  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  5. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.

Course Requirements 

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
US 11001POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Mathematics Component Code 0203
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3American History Component Code 0603
DAN 1290, 2291, or 32932DAN 1280, 2281, or 32822
 15 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3Modern Language 14204
American History Component Code 0603Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Modern Language 14104ENG 2310, 2320, 2330, 2340, 2359, or 2360 (Component Area Option Code 090/094 [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303DAN 12122
DAN 1260, 2261, or 32622DAN 22012
DAN 33683DAN and TH Electives2
 18 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Modern Language 23103Modern Language 23203
BA Additional Math, Science, or Logic3DAN 33323
DAN 11131Choose 3 hours from the following:3
DAN 43693 
DAN and TH Electives2 
 15 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3DAN 43803
DAN 31111DAN and TH Electives3
DAN 42922Minor6
DAN and TH Electives3 
 12 12
Total Hours: 120
Prescribed BA DAN and TH Electives:
DAN 1260Jazz I2
DAN 1280Ballet I2
DAN 1290Modern/Contemporary I2
DAN 2115Pilates I1
DAN 2116Yoga for Dancers I 1
DAN 2202Dance Composition II2
DAN 2210Contact Improvisation2
DAN 2261Jazz II2
DAN 2270Hip Hop I2
DAN 2281Ballet II2
DAN 2291Modern/Contemporary II2
DAN 3111Dance Activities1
DAN 3115Pilates II1
DAN 3116Yoga for Dancers II1
DAN 3262Jazz III2
DAN 3271Hip Hop II2
DAN 3282Ballet III2
DAN 3293Modern/Contemporary III2
DAN 3370Dance Composition III3
DAN 4263Jazz IV2
DAN 4271Dance Internship1
DAN 4283Ballet IV2
DAN 4292Somatic Principles in Dance2
DAN 4293Modern/Contemporary IV2
DAN 4370Contemporary Issues in Dance3
DAN 4371Dance Internship3
DAN 4380Professional Development for Dancers3
DAN 4471Dance Internship4
TH 1350Introduction to Theatrical Design3
TH 1354Movement I3
TH 1364Beginning Acting3
TH 2330Stagecraft and Stage Lighting3
TH 3305Theatre in the Community3
TH 3343Stage Makeup3
TH 3361Improvisation for the Actor3
TH 4302Contemporary Theatre Workshop3
TH 4311Training the Teaching Artist3
TH 4334Stage Management3
TH 4336Production and Company Management for the Arts3