PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
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BFA in Dance: Dance Production Concentration

Students must meet all general degree requirements as well as conservatory requirements for graduation. Students in the dance production concentration are required to complete 2 credits of repertory before graduation and, as a minimum technique requirement for graduation, a 2000-level course in either ballet or modern for one year.

Freshman and Sophomore Years
Students apply for the dance production concentration during the second semester of their sophomore year and before the sophomore jury. Sophomore jury results, along with a general aptitude for and interest in dance production, determine a student’s acceptance or denial. Freshmen and sophomores follow the basic curriculum.

Junior Year

  1. DPB —/Ballet Technique* and/or
    DPM — /Modern Technique*
  2. DPB 3530 and 3535/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I and/or
    DPB 3540 and 3545/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe II/Variation and/or
    DPB 3800 and 3820/Special Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM 3800 and 3820/Special Modern Technique: Upper Level
  3. DPC 3010 and 3020/Modern Composition III
  4. DPD 3330 and 3331/20th- and 21st-Century Performance
  5. DPD 3900/Independent Study in Dance Production (two semesters)
  6. DPM 1550/Somatic Practice for Dancers

Senior Year

  1. DPB —/Ballet Technique* and/or
    DPM —/Modern Technique*
  2. DPB 3530 and 3535/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I and/or
    DPB 3540 and 3545/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe II/Variation and/or
    DPB 3800 and 3820/Special Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM 3800 and 3820/Special Modern Technique: Upper Level
  3. DPD 1070/Documenting Dance: A Video Production Guide for Choreographers
  4. DPD 3900/Independent Study in Dance Production (two semesters)
  5. DPC 4990/Senior Project (with production/stage management emphasis)

*In the fall semester, students register for DPB 1230 and/or DPM 1230 and are then assigned to the appropriate technique level.


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Dance/BFA/AcademicRequirements-Production.aspx.

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Dance BFA Program

Concentrations &
Academic Requirements:

Performance
Ballet
Dance Composition
Dance Production

Undergraduate Courses:
DPB 1000–4999
DPC 1000–4999
DPD 1000–4999
DPM 1000–4999
Arts Open Access*
*open to students in other disciplines


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