Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

Bachelor of Science in Dance-Arts Administration

This degree combines dance courses with business courses related to not-for-profit arts management and a strong internship program to prepare students for careers and leadership positions in the arts.

Summary of Requirements

128 Credit Hours

Required Courses in the Area of Concentration

Course # Course Title Hours
DA 109-110 Professional Practices P/F
DA 111-112, 213-214 (or 113-114, 215-216), 119-120, 219-220 Ballet Technique 1 & 2 (or Ballet 2 & 3 or 3 & 4 or Men's) 8
DA 410 Ballet Technique 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet 4
DA 141-142 Jazz 1 2
DA 131-132, 231-232 Modern Technique 1 & 2 4
DA 121-122 or 125-126 Pointe (Women) or Pas de Deux (Men) 2
DA 247 Character Dance 1
DA 248 World Dance Technique 1
DA 161 Body Placement 1
DA 166 Masterworks of Dance 2
DA 263 Music for Dance (Theory) 1
DA 365W-366C Dance History 1 & 2 (Writing Intensive and Speaking Across the Curriculum) 6
DA 261 Laban Movement Analysis 2
DA 233 Improvisation 1
DA 361 Choreography 1 2
DA 466 Theory & Philosophy of Dance 2
DA 151-152, 251-252, 351 or 352
(DA 351 satisfies the ICR core requirement)
Butler Ballet 6
  Total Required Courses In Dance 45

Required Courses in Business/Journalism*

Course # Course Title Hours
AC 203, 204 Accounting 1 & 2 6
EC 231 Principles of Microeconomics 3
JR 112 Writing for Print Media 3
*Computer Proficiency is required; Completion Of Proficiency Exam Or CS 101
  Subtotal 12
12 credits from the following, of which one course must be an STR course:
MS 100 Basic Excel Skills (Pre-req for Business Minor) 1
CS 101 Computers in the Modern World 3
JR 315 News Photography 3
STR 222 Principles of Strategic Communication 3
STR 228 Promotional Writing 3
STR 251 Design and Production for Strategic Communication 3
STR 324W Ethics and Case Problems in Strategic Communication 3
STR 328W Public Relations Writing 3
LE 263 Legal Environment of Business 3
MG 360 Organizational Behavior 3
MK 280  Principles of Marketing
  Subtotal 12
  Total Required Courses In Business 24

Required Courses in Arts Administration

Course # Course Title Hours
AA 301 Introduction to Arts Management 3
AA 401 Arts Administration Seminar 3
AA 450W or 325, 335, 383, 390, 425 Senior Seminar or a Seminar in Arts Admin 3
AA 400  Internship Preparation 
AA 475 Internship in Arts Administration 6
  Total Required Courses In Arts Administration 15

Required Courses in Related Areas

Course # Course Title Hours
8 credits from the following:
MH 111 Historical Survey of Music 3
DA 492 Introduction to Acting 2
PCA 200 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DA190-DA490 Performance Attendance Requirements P/F
  Total Required Courses In Related Areas 8

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Title Hours
FYS 101, FYS 102 First Year Seminar 6
PWB Physical Well Being 1
GHS 203-208 Global and Historical Studies 6
Areas of Inquiry Text and Ideas, The Social World, The Natural World, Analytic Reasoning 14
  Total Core Curriculum 27
Dance Electives    6
Free Electives    3
  Total Credit Hours for Degree 128