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UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

Dance Degrees

The Department of Dance at UCO offers two bachelor's degrees and a minor. Students may also choose to pursue a bachelor of arts in Arts Administration, open to all UCO students.

Required Core Courses

BFA, Dance Performance

  • Performance: Modern, Ballet, Jazz Technique and Theory;
  • Choreography: Dance Improvisation, Rhythm Analysis and Dance Forms, Dance Composition I & II; 
  • Movement Analysis: Laban Movement Analysis, Applied Anatomy;
  • Teaching Methods: Materials and Methods in Dance, Practicum in Dance;
  • Other: History and Philosophy of Dance I & II, Senior Project in Dance, Seminar in Dance, Production and Performance, Stage Lighting

BA Ed, Dance Education

  • Performance: Modern, Ballet, Jazz Technique and Theory;
  • Choreography: Dance Improvisation, Rhythm Analysis and Dance Forms, Dance Composition I & II; 
  • Movement Analysis: Laban Movement Analysis, Applied Anatomy;
  • Other: History and Philosophy of Dance I & II, Seminar in Dance, Production and Performance, Stage Lighting, Materials and Methods in Dance, Advanced Topics
  • Professional Education: Contemporary Issues, Foundations of American Education/Field Experience, Developmental Psychology, Teaching Individuals with Disabilities, Technology for Teachers, Educational Assessment, Educational Psych/Field Experience, Classroom Management and Instruction, Student Teaching K-12

Minors