Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Dance AA

The Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory of Dance at the University of Saint Francis is an exciting partnership between the University and the Fort Wayne Ballet which offers both a four-year and two-year undergraduate academic program in dance. Practical experience in the form of classes in classical ballet, modern dance, dance history and theory, pedagogy and choreography, as well as performance are an important part of the learning experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students in the Associate of Arts in Dance will:

  • Demonstrate pre-professional competencies through technical mastery in modern dance
  • Demonstrate pre-professional competencies through independent problem solving and goal setting
  • Construct informed assessments of dance and communicate observations to people related to the dance practice

Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts in Dance requires 60 credit hours:

  • 12 credit hours of Franciscan Core Curriculum courses
  • 39 credit hours in Major Required Courses
  • 9 credit hours of electives

Program of Studies

  • Franciscan Core Curriculum, (12 credit hours)
  • Major Required Courses (39 credit hours)
    • Dance Technique Core: DANC 110, DANC 111, DANC 210, DANC-211, DANC 150, DANC 151, DANC 250, DANC 251
    • Dance Studies: MUSC 270, THEA 215, BIOL 218, DANC 260, DANC 261, DANC 285
  • Electives (9 credit hours)

Admission Requirements

In addition to University of Saint Francis admission requirements, student applying for the Associate of Arts in Dance Program must successfully complete and pass a dance audition.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Associate of Arts in Dance Program complete a sophomore review/jury.