Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Dance
Major: 8103
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 50.0301
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 62-76
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
27-2031.00 Dancer
27-2032.00 Choreographer
25-3021.00 Dance Instructor, Private Studios and Fitness Studios

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teacher
27-2012.02 Artistic Director/Stage Manager

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1121.00 Dance Professor


Description: The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Dance provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to specialize in dance. With an associate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to, dance performance, choreography, dance studio instruction, and fitness instruction. Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including a dance education at the secondary level, artistic direction, and stage management. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career in dance education at the post-secondary level.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate technical proficiency by incorporating kinesthetic and somatic principles of movement in various dance styles. (BIO160, BIO201, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN280)
2. Apply and analyze artistic elements including intention, movement quality, breath, connection, phrasing, self-awareness, and musicality while performing. (BIO160, BIO201, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280)
3. Correlate historical and cultural knowledge of various dance styles and approaches to movement practices and performance. (DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [HU], [SB])
4. Use critical and creative thinking skills in the composition of choreography. (CRE101, DAN150, DAN155, DAN221, DAN222, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
5. Critically analyze and evaluate choreography, technique, and performance and be able to communicate feedback using thoughtful written and oral dialogue. (DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN210, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [FYC], [L], (COM))
6. Integrate choreography with production elements in professional-level dance performance. (DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN221, DAN222, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280)
7. Practice self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective interpersonal skills in group communication and collaboration. (BIO160, BIO201, CRE101, DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN210, DAN220, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [FYC], [MA], [SQ], (COM))
8. Synthesize the process of learning and the role of personal motivation to set and achieve educational goals. (BIO160, BIO201, DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN210, DAN220, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [CS], [FYC], [L],[SB], [SQ])
9. Engage in dance career exploration and develop skills and materials for self promotion and employment. (DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN220, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, (COM))
10. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior appropriate to the field of dance. (DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN131, DAN132, DAN134, DAN135, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN210, DAN220, DAN221, DAN222, DAN231, DAN231AA, DAN232, DAN232AA, DAN234, DAN234AA, DAN235, DAN235AA, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [FYC], (COM))
11. Use dance to encourage civic and community engagement. (DAH100, DAH201, DAH250, DAH255, DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN220, DAN221, DAN222, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN265, DAN280, [FYC], [HU])
Required Courses
DAN150 Dance Performance I 1
DAN210 Dance Production I 3
DAN221 Rhythmic Awareness I 3
DAN264 Choreography I 3
+ DAN280 Dance Practicum 2

Select from the following options to complete a minimum of nine (9) semester credits. Students must attain Level III competency in ballet and modern dance courses. Courses listed may be repeated for credit:
DAN131 Ballet I (1)
DAN132 Modern Dance I (1)
DAN133 Jazz Dance I (1)
+ DAN134 Ballet II (1)
+ DAN135 Modern Dance II (1)
+ DAN136 Jazz Dance II (1)
+ DAN231 Ballet III (1)
+ DAN231AA Ballet III: Intensive (2)
+ DAN232 Modern Dance III (1)
+ DAN232AA Modern Dance III: Intensive (2)
+ DAN233 Jazz Dance III (1)
+ DAN233AA Jazz Dance III (2)
+ DAN234 Ballet IV (1)
+ DAN234AA Ballet IV: Intensive (2)
+ DAN235 Modern Dance IV (1)
+ DAN235AA Modern Dance IV: Intensive (2)
+ DAN236 Jazz Dance IV (1)
+ DAN236AA Jazz Dance IV: Intensive (2)
DAN290++ Dance Conservatory I (1-3)
+ DAN291++ Dance Conservatory II (1-3)
+ DAN292++ Dance Conservatory III (1-3) 9
Credits: 21

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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