Dance Minor

While the UCSC Theater Arts Department cannot offer official, declared concentrations on the degree for it's Major, beginning in 2012 it has been able to offer an official Dance Minor to interested students.

The minor is comprised of 8 course: 3 lower division, and 5 upper division. There are no pre-requisites for declaring the minor, although individual courses may have pre-requisites for enrollment.

All Dance Minor students must complete the following requirements:

Lower Division:

1 in Foundations (5 units):
  THEA 30 Introduction
  THEA 33C Dance Studio
  THEA 36 Intro to Dance Composition

1 in Cultural Forms (25 units):
Including but not restricted to:
   THEA 22 Indonesian Dance
   THEA 37 African Dance
   THEA 31C The Dance Experience (2 units)
   THEA 80Z Indian Dance

1 in Production (2 units):
  THEA 50 Fundamentals of Theater Production

Upper Division:

1 in Foundations (5 units):

  THEA 130 Intermediate Dance
  THEA 131C Advanced Dance Theory and Technique
  THEA 135 Dance Improv. 
  THEA 136 Choreography

1 in Critical Studies (5 units):

  THEA 164 Issues in Dance History
  THEA 165 Intro to Dance Modernism
  THEA 166 History of Ballet
  THEA 167 Africanist Aesthetics 

3 in Electives (5 unit courses) chosen in consultation with advisor, including but not rsetricted to the following courses:

   ANTH 164 The Anthropology of Dance
   CMPS 161 Visualization and Computer Animation
   ECON 137 Performing Arts in the Public and Private Economy
   ED 120 The Arts in Schools:Aesthetic Education Theory & Practice
   FMST 133 Sciennce and the Body
   HAVC 170 Art of the Body in Oceania
   PHIL 152  Aesthetics
   PORTER 180 Writing Across the Arts
   PSYC 120 Visual and Spatial Cognition
   PSYC 137 Mind, Body, and World
   SOCY 152 Body and Society
   THEA 124 Movement for Performers
   THEA 135 Dance Improvisation and Theory
   THEA 137 Studies in Performance: Dance
   THEA 139 Random: With a Purpose
   Any courses listed above under Upper Division Foundation or Critial Studies 

Independent Studies (THEA 198/199) do NOT satisfy the dance minor requirements.

Lower division courses may be double counted for (used toward) both the Theater Arts major and Dance Minor, but separate upper-div courses must be taken to satisfy the major and minor requirements

For further information on the Dance Minor, requirements, decaration, or about the Theater Arts Department in general, please contact the Theater Arts administration office at theater@ucsc.edu , or by calling (831) 429-2974 .