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Dance BFA - Curricular Plan

(HEGIS: 10.08 DANCE, CIP: 50.0301 Dance, General)

Department of Theatre and Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Anne Burnidge
Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Melanie Aceto
Director of Undergraduate Dance

Veronica Sedota
Assistant to the Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the HUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
Ub Seminar UBS 3
TH 106LEC Intro Technical Theatre M/P 3
TH 135LAB Production Practicum or TH 136LAB Production Practicum M or M 1 or 1
DAC 201LEC Modern Dance 1 M 3
DAC 213LEC Ballet 1 M 2
DAC 263LEC Jazz Dance 1 M 2
Pathway and Diversity Learning DIV/P 3
Total Credits: 17
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 202LEC Modern Dance 2 M 2
DAC 211LEC Tap Dance 2 M 2
DAC 214LEC Ballet 2 M 2
DAC 264LEC Jazz Dance 2 M 2
TH 203LEC Visual Imagination M 3
Pathway P 3
ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric CL1 4
Total Credits: 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
Pathway P 3
DAC 345SEM Modern Dance 3 M 3
DAC 371LEC Jazz Dance 3 M 3
DAC 310SEM Tap Dance 3 M 3
DAC 341SEM Ballet 3 M 3
DAC 350LEC Intro Laban Mvmt Analysis M 3
Total Credits: 18
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 250SEM Global Dance Studies M 3
DAC 342SEM Ballet 4 M 3
DAC 372LEC Jazz Dance 4 M 3
Scientific Literacy SLI1 3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning MQR 4
DAC 346SEM Modern Dance 4 M 3
Total Credits: 19

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 410SEM Modern Dance 5 M 2
DAC 417LEC Jazz Dance 5 M 2
DAC 421SEM Ballet 5 M 2
DAC 441SEM Choreography 1 M 3
TH 235/TH 335 M 1
Scientific Literacy SLI1 4
Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 411SEM Modern Dance 6 M 2
DAC 418LEC Jazz Dance 6 M 2
DAC 422SEM Ballet 6 M 2
DAC 340LEC Dance Studio M 3
TH 236/TH 336 M 1
Communication Literacy CL2 3
Total Credits: 13

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 337SEM Dance Studio Zodiaque M 4
TH 108LEC Basic Acting 1 M 3
DAC 430LEC Dance History M/P 3
UBC 399 UB Capstone CAP 1
DAC 378SEM Partnering M 1
Total Credits: 12
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
DAC 432LEC Kines/ANA for Dancers M 3
DAC 481/442/454 M 3
DAC 338SEM Dance Studio Zodiaque M 3
DAC 381SEM Social Dance M 3
Total Credits: 12
Total Credits Required for Degree:
Curricular Category Key
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum).

* Some electives may need to be completed at the upper-division (at least 300-level and above) to fulfill the upper division requirement for baccalaureate degree.
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DIV Diversity in the United States
MQR Math and Quantitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward more than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:03