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Academic planning is essential to student academic success and to timely degree completion. To guide students academic planning, sample four-year academic pathways have been developed for each degree program (major) at UMBC. Students are strongly encouraged, in consultation with their academic advisor, to use the four-year academic pathway as a guide in developing an individualized degree plan based on student's academic preparation, interests and goals.

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Dance - Accelerated - B.A.

Year 1

Fall Semester Credits
DANC 216 Ballet II - Intermediate Ballet 3
DANC 230 Improvisation 3
DANC 310 Inter. Contemporary Dance Tech. I 3
ENGL GEP 3
Foreign Language 201 4
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
DANC 216 or 316 2-3
DANC 201 Dance History I: Cultural & Classical Forms (AH GEP) 3
DANC 240 Music for Dance 2
DANC 320 Inter. Contemporary Dance Tech. II 3
MATH GEP 3
C GEP 3
Total 16 - 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
DANC 202 Dance History II: Cont. Forms (AH GEP) 3
DANC 350 Dance Workshop 2
DANC 316 Ballet III - High Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 310 Inter. Contemporary Dance (recommended elective) 3
S non-lab GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
DANC 320* Inter. Contemporary Dance Technique II (recommended elective) ‡ 3
DANC 316 Ballet III - High Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 315 Beyond Technique: The Body & Motion 3
DANC 330 Dance Composition I 3
AH GEP 3
C GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
DANC 290* Independent Projects in Choreography 1
DANC 331* Dance Composition II 3
DANC 316 or 416 (recommended elective) 2
DANC 410 Adv. Contemporary Dance Tech. I 3
DANC 450 Repertory 3
SS GEP 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
DANC 316 or 416 (recommended elective) 2
DANC 340* Dance & Technology 3
DANC 399 Dance Practicum 3
DANC 420 Adv. Contemporary Dance Tech. II 3
S w/ lab GEP 3
Total 14
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
DANC 400 Independent Studies in Dance (recommended elective) 3
DANC 410 Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique I (recommended elective) 3
DANC 416 Ballet IV - Advanced Ballet (recommended elective) 3
SS GEP 3
Total 12
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
DANC 325 Dance & Contemporary Arts 3
DANC 416 Ballet IV - Advanced Ballet (recommended elective) 2
DANC 420 Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique II (recommended elective) 3
DANC 475 Senior Projects in Dance 3
Writing Intensive Course 3
Total 14
Benchmark Requirements

None Required