Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Program Learning Outcomes: Dance/Dance Education


Dance (BA/BS)

A successful student will:

  • Have a working knowledge of how principles of composition are used as tools for choreography.
  • Understand basic production processes (i.e. performing, dancing, choreographing, and technical production).
  • Have a working knowledge of the historical development of dance as an art form.
  • Examine perspectives of critical analysis of the artistic process and aesthetics.
  • Have a working knowledge of human movement and anatomy.
  • Demonstrate an intermediate proficiency in three disciplines–Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, and Ballet–and advanced proficiency in two of three.

Dance (Minor)

A successful student will:

  • Exhibit foundational kinesiological knowledge and an ability to utilize practical tools with which to cultivate healthy movement/dance practices.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical, physical, and sociopolitical development of dance as an art form.
  • Demonstrate a beginning-level proficiency in multiple disciplines, an intermediate-level in few, or an advanced-level in one.
  • Exemplify an understanding of movement/dance’s relevance and universality, inherent social and cognitive health benefits, as well as its constitutive power as a catalyst for change.

Dance Education (BA/BS)

A successful student will:

  • Have a working knowledge of how principles of composition are used as tools for choreography.
  • Understand basic production processes (i.e. performing, dancing, choreographing, and technical production).
  • Have a working knowledge of the historical development of dance as an art form.
  • Examine perspectives of critical analysis of the artistic process and aesthetics.
  • Be prepared to become educators with a strong practical knowledge of dance in education and its ability to educate the whole person.
  • Have an appreciation of dance as a world art form.
  • Have a working knowledge of human movement and anatomy and how it relates to the teaching of dance technique.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, and Ballet technique.
  • Have a working knowledge of the state of Utah and national dance standards.
  • Have the methods and skills of teaching with the ability to communicate the art of dance to students.