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DANC 390 Dance Composition/Theory/Choreography

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course is intended for students with dance experience. Students are introduced to aesthetic, philosophical and theoretical concepts regarding dance composition. Emphasis placed on movement invention, choreographic techniques, analyzing choreography, working with music and text, and choreographing solo and group works. Both formal and improvisational structures are explored. Students choreograph as well as participate in others' compositions.

Units: 2.5 or 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E2), UC