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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BFA in Dance

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/dance/program/BFA.html

 

Stage 4 (2015) choreographed by Rachel Dreist

Photo by Dan Norman

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Dance BFA and Freshman Talent Grant auditions

For incoming and current students, BFA and Freshman Talent Grant auditions are held on the Friday before classes begin in August of each academic year. For prospective and current students, auditions occur in early March of each academic year. Check the Dance Homepage under "Upcoming Dance Events" for exact dates.

Here is an approximate schedule for the day:

10-11:30 a.m.—Dance Class (combination of ballet, jazz and modern)

11:30-noon—BFA Applicants Only (solos, interviews, writing sample)

Noon-12:15 p.m.—Question and Answer Session

BREAK

1-2:30 p.m.—Individual Advising Sessions (all entering freshmen and transfers)

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If you are planning to attend, you MUST complete the BFA or Freshman Talent Grant application contact me via email so we know you're coming: julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu. You may also write if you have any questions.

I look forward to working with you this fall.

Best,

Julie Kerr-Berry, Ed.D.
Professor and Director of Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
Earley Center for Performing Arts
Minnesota State University, Mankato
(507) 389-2125
Visit us at: www.mnsu.edu/dance/

BFA IN DANCE

Online application ; paper forms: incoming student or current student

Policies and Procedures document (PDF)

No minor required

BFA Dance
Degree completion = 120 credits

Required General Education
DANC 120W: Introduction to Dance (3)
THEA 101: Acting for Everyone (3)

Major Common Core
DANC 225 Worlds of Dance (3)
DANC 321 Dance Composition I (2)
DANC 322 Dance Improvisation (2)
DANC 329 Dance Practicum (1)
DANC 421 Dance Composition II (2)
DANC 427 Topics in Dance (3)
DANC 429 Senior Dance Project (1)
DANC 430 Choreographic Project I (1)
DANC 431 Choreographic Project II (1)
DANC 484W Dance History (3)
THEA 262 Dance Production: Costumes (1)
THEA 272 Dance Production: Lighting (1)
THEA 276 Dance Production: Sound (1)
Repertory
(Choose 5 Credits.) (Course may be repeated for credit.)
DANC 428 Dance Repertory (1)

Major Restricted Electives
Contemporary Dance Technique
(Choose 14 Credits.)
Choose courses in consultation with an advisor. A minimum of 4 credits of DANC
328 is required. Courses may be repeated for credit.
DANC 128 Contemporary Dance I (2)
DANC 228 Contemporary Dance II (2)
DANC 328 Contemporary Dance III (2)
Ballet Technique
(Choose 14 Credits.)
Choose courses in consultation with an advisor. A minimum of 2 credits of DANC
326 is required. Courses may be repeated for credit.
DANC 126 Ballet I (2)
DANC 226 Ballet II (2)
DANC 326 Ballet III (2)
Theatre Activity
(Choose 5 Credits from 3 areas.)
THEA 102 Theatre Activity: Acting (1-2)
THEA 103 Theatre Activity: Management (1-2)
THEA 104 Theatre Activity: Dance Captain (1-2)
THEA 105 Theatre Activity: Stagecraft (1-2)
THEA 107 Theatre Activity: Costume (1-2)
THEA 108 Theatre Activity: Lighting (1-2)
THEA 109 Theatre Activity: Sound (1-2)
Theatre Practicum
(Choose 1 - 2 Credit(s).)
THEA 301 Practicum: Directing (1-2)
THEA 302 Practicum: Acting (1-2)
THEA 303 Practicum: Theatre Management (1-2)
THEA 304 Practicum: Scene Design (1-2)
THEA 305 Practicum: Tech Theatre (1-2)
THEA 306 Practicum: Costume Design (1-2)
THEA 307 Practicum: Costume Construction (1-2)
THEA 308 Practicum: Light Design (1-2)
THEA 309 Practicum: Sound (1-2)
THEA 432 Practicum: Choreography (1-2)

Major Unrestricted Electives
(Choose 4 Credits.)
Courses from the Common Core may be repeated for credit.
DANC 125 Afro-Caribbean Dance Forms (2)
DANC 223 Jazz Dance II (2)
DANC 227 Tap Dance II (2)
DANC 320 Dance Somatics (2)
DANC 323 Jazz Dance III (2)
DANC 324 Methods and Materials for Teaching Dance (3)
DANC 327 Tap Dance III (2)
DANC 332 Dance Partnering (1)
DANC 333 Dance Partnering for Theatre (1)

                 
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Upper Division Credits:  38 credits

Required General Education (15 from 44)
DANC 120  Introduction to Dance (3)
DANC 225  Worlds of Dance (3)
THEA 101  Acting for Everyone (3)
ART 160  Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
   or
ART   261  Art History Survey (3)
MUS  120   Introduction to Music (3)

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