Dec 04, 2022
Foreign Language Requirement:
All students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Proficiency may be satisfied by completing a language class at the 103 (intermediate) level or three years of any one foreign language in high school. Students may also meet this requirement through AP or CLEP testing.
Students must satisfy One Foundation course for Each of their Arts Concentrations within the IA curriculum.
Categories of Knowledge
Students must select at minimum of One Course from each of the following THREE catagories. With permission of the program director, courses in other colleges or departments, special topics courses, internships, or individualized instruction may satisfy certain course requirements. Be aware that some of the courses listed below have pre-requisites or require proficiency in another langauge.
Category A: History and Culture
- DNC 145: Historical Perspectives on Dance (Wilson College)
- DNC 147: Movement as Culture (Wilson College)
- DNC 235/335: Feminist Perspective Culturual Choregraphy (Wilson College)
- DNC 240: Dance in the American Musical Theatre (Wilson College)
Category B: Theory and Criticism
Category C: Praxis and Professional Skills
- DNC 151: Dance Technique 1 (Wilson College)
- DNC 152: Dance Technique 2 (Wilson College)
- DNC 170: Spcial Topics in Dance (Wilson College)
- DNC 231: Dance Technique 3 (Wilson College)
- DNC 232: Dance Technique 4 (Wilson College)
- DNC 270: Special Topics in Dance (Wilson College)
- DNC 361: Advanced Techniques 1 (Wilson College)
- DNC 362: Advanced Techniques 2 (Wilson College)
- DNC 370: Special Topics in Dance (Wilson College)
- DNC 461: Advanced Techniques 3 (Wilson College)
- DNC 462: Advanced Techniques 4 (Wilson College)
- DNC 502/503: Summer Residency Contemporary Arts Practice (Wilson College)
Primary Concentration (15 crs.)
To satisify the Requirements of the Concentration, students must take One Foundation class appropriate to the chosen concentration and earn a minimum of 3 credits in a 300-400 level class in that same concentration.
Secondary Concentration #1 (12 crs.)
To satisfy the Requirements of the Concentration, students must take One Foundation class apropriate to the chosen concentration and earn a minimum of 3 credits in a 300-400 level class in that same concentration.
Secondary Concentration #2 (12crs.)
To satisfy the Requirements of the Concentration, students must take One Foundation class appropiate to the chosen concentration and earn a minimum of 3 credits in a 300-400 level class within that same concentration.
The Interdiscipliniary Arts Program offers three, distinctive opportunities for capstone experiences. These choices include completing a thesis presentation that demonstrates academic excellence in the area of scholarly research and writing. Some IA students may choose to apply their technique and creativity by making or interpreting a work of art of presenting a public, arts presentation. The Third option includes internships, where IA students can apply their arts based knowledge to relevant experiences in the work force.
Elective credits within the Interdisciplinary Arts program encourage students to explore how their multi-disciplinary arts education can engage with other areas of interest. Some students are encouraged to explore additional coursework in those Areas of Concentration, while others may use elective credits to explore cross-disciplinary, academic partnership. Those IA students might recognize how the Arts work in partnership within the fields of Psychology, Social Work, and Disability Studies (Art, Drama, & Music Therapy) or Business Management, Marketing, and Technical Writing (Arts Administration & Special Events Planning). Students that see these interconnections should consider Elective credits as an Opportunity for adding another academic minor or even a double major.
General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements Specific for this major