Apr 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Dance, B.F.A.


TTU’s B.F.A. in Dance is designed to prepare its students to become independent creative artists by providing the skills, tools, and practice necessary to pursue a career in professional dance. The program seeks to provide conservatory-style training within a liberal arts environment, where dancers are encouraged to take artistic risks, expand skills, think critically, and pursue an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to their work as choreographers, dancers, directors, performers, writers, or teachers. 

  

Goals

  • To provide our students a competitive advantage as they pursue careers in professional dance and dance-related performance
  • To foster interdisciplinary education through merging theatre and dance content and to create interdisciplinary artists who possess the physical, technical, creative, and reflective skills needed to forge their individual artistic voices
  • To create opportunities for students to work with experienced dance practitioners

About the B.F.A. in Dance


Students accepted to Texas Tech University who wish to seek a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance must also audition for the dance program. Auditions are held every fall and spring semester and consist of prospective students learning and performing movement in contemporary, ballet, and jazz; solos will not be seen. Auditions also include an expository writing component, as well as an interview with the dance faculty. Acceptance to Texas Tech University does not ensure admission as a dance major. The number of hours required for the B.F.A. in Dance is 123, at least 40 of which must be at the junior and senior levels. The degree provides conservatory-style dance training within a liberal arts environment, encouraging students to take an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to their artistic, professional, and academic development through courses in dance, theatre, and design.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.

Communication Literacy courses for the B.F.A. in Dance are DAN 3208 , DAN 3209 , DAN 3301 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 13†

Spring


Total: 14

Summer


Total: 6

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 13†

Summer


Total: 3

Third Year


Fall


Total: 13

Spring


Total: 14

Summer


Total: 6†

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 11

Total Hours: 123


*Choose from the university’s core curriculum .

†Course totals reflect only required courses and do not include optional electives.