DANC 103. Survey of Dance History. 3 Hours.

Continuous courses; 3 lecture hours. 3-3 credits. Prerequisites: completion of DANC 103 to enroll in DANC 104. Dance major or departmental approval. First semester: dance from ritual to the contemporary ballet and the foundations of the Western aesthetic as it relates to dance, and the development of the ballet. Second semester: Western concert dance from the aesthetic dance of the late 1800s to contemporary modern dance. These courses are the first two of a three-course sequence that fulfills one of the general education writing intensive requirements for dance majors.

Dance and Choreography, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a concentration in performance/Richmond Ballet

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VCU’s Department of Dance and Choreography offers a four-year degree concentration within the B.F.A. specifically designed for Richmond Ballet trainees. This unique program bridges trainee experience with the Richmond Ballet professional company and rigorous pre-professional training with a focus in modern/contemporary dance. During the first two years, students receive VCU credit for their work at the Richmond Ballet while taking general education courses, dance history and improvisation at VCU. Students then complete the degree with two years at VCU, taking courses in modern/contemporary dance, ballet, composition, dance science, teaching methods and more. There are many opportunities to perform throughout the four years. This B.F.A. program is designed for disciplined students who are interested in attaining versatility in both ballet and modern/contemporary dance while exploring creative, historical and global perspectives of the field. A very small number of students in this degree program are offered the opportunity to join Richmond Ballet II after their first two years. Students are encouraged to discuss professional and academic plans with their advisers should this occur. Learning outcomes Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following: Students must demonstrate proficiency in improvisation, composition, choreography and related art forms that encourage creativity and an individual point of view. Students must demonstrate proficiency in modern dance and a diverse range of other dance techniques. The objective is to maximize students’ potential to become versatile dancers of technical excellence. Students must demonstrate a global and historical perspective of dance as an art form with an emphasis on contemporary approaches to dance making and performance. Students must demonstrate writing and critical-thinking skills. Students must demonstrate comprehensive and theoretical understanding of the field.

Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

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...Project Studio 1 ARTH 103 Survey of Art...higher from COAR, CRAF, DANC, FASH, GDES, IDES...

Undeclared students

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...craft and material studies, dance and choreography, fashion...Discovery Program offers UNIV 103 , a class that...