Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The Bachelor of Arts in Production and Management empowers the dance major with a functional and practical understanding of the production “behind-the-scenes” workings of the dance theatre event. These students can go on to be dance company managers, lighting designers, costumers, scenic designers, dance studio owners, and company managers.

The Bachelor of Arts in Production and Management with a Minor in Secondary Education focuses on curriculum of professional dance production and management skills, coupled with a minor in education, in preparation for a professional career in primary and secondary education.

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Learning Objectives and Career Possibilities for this degree and its concentrations are listed below.

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Production and Management

Learning Objectives

  • BA dance-production majors will be able to apply dance production and management standards in realized productions and understand the application and use of all physical production elements (lights, scenery, costumes, video, music, stage management) for performance and choreographic needs.

    Objectives — After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:

    • Effectively stage manage a production.
    • Do basic technical set up for production.
    • Have knowledge on how to travel and tour a dance production.
  • BA dance-production majors will be able to organize and apply principles of research and critical thinking and aesthetics through design and choreographic environments. Objectives - After completing the BA dance program will be able to:
    • Have the ability to define period styles in design.
    • Present concepts and ideas in the framework of historical and current trends.
    • Map out and develop a cohesive production concept and "arch" for design choices.
  • BA dance-production majors will have knowledge of the dance art in a fine arts framework/environment. The students will understand dance from both physical and historical aspects. Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
    • Explain and discuss production through understanding of the basic principles of choreography.
    • Know and be able to discuss ideas and concepts of dance and visual arts leaders.
  • BA dance-production majors will have a thorough understanding of the partnership between choreographer and designer and be able to create a collaborative working environment Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
    • Execute collaborations with actual choreographer to develop presented work.
    • Share thoughts and ideas in a nurturing manor to the betterment of the work.

Career Possibilities

Here are a few job titles in which dance majors have applied their degrees, skills, and abilities. In general, an advanced degree is required for those occupations marked with a * on the following list.

  • Performance & Production
    • Ballet Mistress/Master
    • Company dancer
    • Choreographer
    • Technician
    • Dance designer: costume, lights
    • Sound person
    • Consultant
  • Arts Administrator
    • General Manager/Administrator*
    • Business Manager*
    • Personal Manager
    • Personnel Manager: Dance Company
    • Booking Agent
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Press Agent
    • Grants Specialist*
    • Arts Council Director*
  • Education
    • College Professor*
    • Public School Teacher*
    • Dance Therapist*
    • Artist-in-Residence
    • Private teacher
    • Leisure and recreation instructor
    • Dance Company Rehearsal Director
    • Pilates/Body Conditioning Instructor

Beyond the traditional avenues and careers, a dance degree opens the door to many of the skills that numerous Fortune 500 companies look for in their executive recruits.  A degree in dance trains:

  • Organization, problem solving, and memory
  • Being calm under pressure
  • Communication and expression
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Individuality
  • Balance of mind, body, and spirit
  • Decision-making skills
  • Confidence, positive self-image, and self-esteem
  • Commitment to a practice, diligence, and commitment to a team
  • Productivity and risk taking
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Motivation/Initiative
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • An understanding of standards for success
  • Self-awareness
  • Understanding of space, time, and energy
  • Numeracy, accounting, and structure
  • How market to an audience
  • Innovation and passion

Individuals have obtained their degrees in dance and proceeded into careers in law, medicine, business, and numerous other professional areas.

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Production and Management with Minor in Secondary Education

The program focuses on curriculum of professional dance production and management skills, coupled with a minor in education, in preparation for a professional career in primary and secondary education.

Student Learning Objectives

  • BA dance-production majors will be able to apply dance production and management standards in realized productions and understand the application and use of all physical production elements (lights, scenery, costumes, video, music, stage management) for performance and choreographic needs. Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
    • Effectively stage manage a production.
    • Do basic technical set up for production.
    • Have knowledge on how to travel and tour a dance production.
  • BA dance- production majors will be able to organize and apply principles of research and critical thinking and aesthetics through design and choreographic environments. Objectives - After completing the BA dance program will be able to:
    • Have the ability to define period styles in design.
    • Present concepts and ideas in the framework of historical and current trends.
    • Map out and develop a cohesive production concept and “arch” for design choices.
  • BA dance-production majors will have knowledge of the dance art in a fine arts framework/environment. The students will understand dance from both physical and historical aspects. Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
    • Explain and discuss production through understanding of the basic principles of choreography.
    • Know and be able to discuss ideas and concepts of dance and visual arts leaders.
  • BA dance-production majors will have a thorough understanding of the partnership between choreographer and designer and be able to create a collaborative working environment Objectives – After completing the BA dance program the students will be able to:
    • Execute collaborations with actual choreographer to develop presented work.
    • Share thoughts and ideas in a nurturing manor to the betterment of the work.

Secondary Education Learning Objectives

The secondary teacher education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction adheres to the established College of Education principles, which are aligned with the INTASC Standards, various SPA Standards, and accreditation unit standards. These principles and standards underscore all programmatic and curricular decisions in the secondary teacher education program and are summarized in the following learning outcomes.

COE Principles

  1. Principle 1 (Content Knowledge): The COE graduate knows and understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of content meaningful. They are passionate about their subjects and their work.
  2. Principle 2 (Individual Development): The COE graduate knows and understands how individuals learn and can develop and provide opportunities that support intellectual, career, social, and personal development. They seek ways to enhance the success of their future students.
  3. Principle 3 (Diverse Learners): The COE graduate knows and understands how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and creates opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to the needs of diverse learners. They demonstrate an understanding of the impact that both individual and group identities play in teaching and learning.*
  4. Principle 4 (Planning Processes): The COE graduate understands planning processes based upon knowledge of content, learners characteristics, the community, and curriculum goals and standards. They are active participants in the local K-12 education system.
  5. Principle 5 (Strategies and Methods): The COE graduate knows and understands and can employ a variety of strategies and methods and encourages the development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and performance skills. They create lessons that promote student achievement.
  6. Principle 6 (Learning Environments): The COE graduate knows and understands individual and group motivation and behavior and creates a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. They create enriched learning environments.
  7. Principle 7 (Communication): The COE graduate knows and understands effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques and other forms of symbolic representation and can foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supporting interactions. They use technology to facilitate student learning.
  8. Principle 8 (Assessments): The COE graduate understands and promotes formal and informal assessment strategies and evaluates the learner's continuous intellectual, social, and physical development. They develop fair assessments of student achievement.
  9. Principle 9 (Collaboration, Ethics, and Relationships): The COE graduate understands and fosters ethical relationships with parents, school colleagues, and organizations in the larger community to support the individual's learning development. They build communication opportunities through trust and genuine regard for student personal and academic growth.
  10. Principle 10 (Reflection and Professional Development): The COE graduate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of choices and actions on students, adults, parents, and other professionals in the learning community,
and who actively seeks opportunities to grow professionally. They respond to the rapidly changing educational context of Southern Nevada in a thoughtful manner.
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