Dance - B.F.A.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
Complete the following eighteen hours of technical dance training. Placement in technique levels are based upon formal audition.

Complete the following nine (9) hours:
DANC 2642*
DANC 2652* or DANC 3653* (minimum of 4 hours)
DANC 2662* or DANC 3663* (minimum of 4 hours)

Complete the following nine (9) hours:
DANC 2300
DANC 2600
DANC 2250* or DANC 2850* (4 hours) (assigned by faculty)
Dance elective (select 1 hour from Major Electives) 

* Repeatable
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Entrance Requirements
See UGA entrance requirements. Successfully complete a dance major audition for acceptance into the dance program. See website for details.
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (54 hours)

Incoming first-year and transfer students are required to audition for admission to the dance major program. Interested dancers may contact the Department of Dance at (706) 542-4415 or www.dance.uga.edu for information on annual auditions. 

Dance Technique and Training (25 hours)
DANC 2642* or DANC 3643* (1 cr. req.)
DANC 3653*
DANC 3663*
DANC 4654*
DANC 4664*
DANC 4754*
DANC 4764

Choreography and Production (12 hours)
DANC 2000
DANC 2900
DANC 3000
DANC 3400
DANC 3900
DANC 4400
DANC 4900

Performance (4 hours)
DANC 3250* or DANC 3850* (assigned by faculty)

Dance Theory (13 hours)
DANC 3010 
DANC 3020  
DANC 4030
DANC 4500
DANC 4700

* Repeatable 
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Major Electives (3-5 hours)
Choose three to five hours from the following:

 DANC 1617 DANC 3643*
 DANC 1618 DANC 3672*
 DANC 1671 DANC 3680 
 DANC 1680  DANC 3700
 DANC 3810E
 DANC 2672 DANC 4000*
 DANC 2680  DANC 4250*
 DANC 3050 DANC 4643
 DANC 3200  DANC 4672
 DANC 3210  DANC 4680
 DANC 4850*
 DANC 3500* DANC 5850*

 * Repeatable
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General Electives (3 hours)
Any level

Optional - Teacher Certification Requirements (24 hours)
(Required beyond the B.F.A. degree) 
DANC 3200** 
DANC 3210** 
DANC 3700** 
DANC 4700** 
DANC 5460*
EDUC 2110 
KINS 5620/7620-5620L/7620L or SPED 2000 or SPED 4020/6020 or SPED 4030/6030 (Must receive a B+ or higher in SPED courses).

* Requires an additional semester. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is also required prior to student teaching. 

**May serve toward the major. 

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience.Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and Instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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