2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

The Bachelor Science in Dance major at NMU focuses on technique, composition, performance, pedagogy, and science to create well-rounded, thinking dance professionals. Whether a chosen focus is on stage or behind the scenes, students will have the option to add on a “track” to the required coursework to create an individualized educational experience based on their needs post-graduation.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Theatre and Dance department page.

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Dance Major 56-80
 
Dance Foundation Courses 50
   
Technique 12
Choose 12 credits from the following: 12
DAN 201 Beginning Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 301 Intermediate Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 401 Advanced Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 405 Pointe Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 202 Beginning Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 302 Intermediate Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 402 Advanced Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 203 Beginning Jazz Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 303 Intermediate Jazz Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 403 Advanced Jazz Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 204 Beginning Tap Dance *** (1 cr.)  
DAN 307 Intermediate Tap Dance *** (1 cr.)  
   
Choreography and Performance 15
TH 132 Acting 1 2
DAN 304 Dance Improvisation 1
DAN 306 Dance Practicum (1 cr.) 4
   Must be taken four times for credit.  
DAN 308 Creative Composition 2
DAN 310 Choreography Audition Prep *** 1
DAN 311 Dance Pedagogy 4
DAN 480 Dance Capstone 1
   
History and Theory 8
DAN 130 The Dance Experience 4
DAN 305 History and Theory of Dance [HUME] 4
   
Field Experience 1
TH 493 Field Studies 1
   
Dance Science 5
BI 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
DAN 208 Conditioning for Performers *** 1
   
Music 2
TH 120 Music Theory for Theatre and Dance Students 2
   
Production and Management 7
TH 141 Fundamentals of Design 2
TH 432 Theatre and Entertainment Careers 1
TH 456 Entertainment Arts Management 4
 
Dance Track Options 22-24
Students may add one track from the following optional tracks:  
   
     Dance Science Track 22
     ES 315 Physiology of Exercise 4
     ES 317 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
     ES 417 Biomechanics 3
     HN 210 Nutrition for Humans 4
     HL 260 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
     PH 201 College Physics I* [SCII] 5
   
     Dance Business Track 24
     Choose 24 credits from the following: 24
     ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4 cr.)  
     FIN 224 Personal Financial Management (4 cr.)  
     MGT 121 Introduction to Business (4 cr.) [PERS]  
     MGT 221 Legal Environment of Business (4 cr.)  
     MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management (4 cr.)  
     MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing (4 cr.)  
     DAN 492 Internship in Dance (1-12 cr.)  
 
     Cluster Track 24
     With adviser approval, select a cluster of cognate courses from two or more departments totaling 24 credits.  
      A course list must be submitted to the Registrar before the second semester of the student's junior year.  
 
Electives 6-18
DAN 201 Beginning Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 301 Intermediate Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 401 Advanced Ballet Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 202 Beginning Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 302 Intermediate Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 402 Advanced Contemporary Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 203 Beginning Jazz Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 303 Intermediate Jazz Technique *** (2 cr.)  
DAN 403 Advanced Jazz Technique ** (2 cr.)*  
DAN 204 Beginning Tap Dance *** (1 cr.)  
DAN 307 Intermediate Tap Dance *** (1 cr.)  
DAN 205 Hip Hop (1 cr.)  
DAN 206 Cultural Dance (1 cr.)  
DAN 207 Social Dance ** (1 cr.)  
DAN 295 Special Topics in Dance ** (1-2 cr.)  
DAN 310 Choreography Audition Prep *** (1 cr.)  
DAN 492 Internship in Dance (1-12 cr.)  
DAN 495 Special Topics in Dance ** (2-4 cr.)  
DAN 310 Choreography Audition Prep (1 cr.)  
TH 130 The Theatre Experience (4 cr.) [HUME]  
TH 140 Stage Electrics (2 cr.)  
TH 240 Introduction to Lighting Design (2 cr.)  
TH 142 Sound and Media Engineering (2 cr.)  
TH 143 Costume Construction (2 cr.)  
TH 234 Makeup Studio (2 cr.)  
TH 242 Introduction Sound and Media Design (2 cr.)  
TH 243 Introduction to Costume Design (2 cr.)  
TH 245 Voice and Movement (4 cr.)  
TH 247 Performance Studio ** (4 cr.)  
TH 330 Acting 2 (4 cr.)  
TH 352 Directing Theory (4 cr.)  
TH 360 Theatre History 1 (4 cr.)  

*Prerequisites may be required.

**Can be repeated for credit with different subject matter.

***May be taken up to two times for credit.

This major does not require a minor.