California State University, Long Beach                                                            Policy Statement

                                                                                                                               October 30, 1989


This academic program was recommended by the Academic Senate May 19, 1988, by the
President on Jun 3, 1988, and approved by the Chancellor on August 11, 1989.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance is hte first professional degree in Dance in the CSU.  The primary objective of the degree program is to prepare graduates for positions as performers and/or choreographers in dance companies, on the stage, and in film and television.  The program also will prepare students for entry into Master of Fine Arts in Dance programs.

Preparation:   All students wishing to pursue the B.F.A. in Dance must demonstrate advanced technical and/or choregrapher skill in dance.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance:

Semester units required:  70 units, plus 9 structured General Education courses.

Lower Division:  DANC 100, 114B, 120, 131, 212A, 212B, 220, A/P 107.

Upper Division:  DANC 312A, 312B, 320, 331, 350A, 360, 361, 373I, 375 or 470, 380A or 380B, 381A or 381B, 414A, 420, 442A, 442B, 480A or 481B, 481A or 481B, 485, 488, 491A, 491B, 485, and courses selected from C/LT 250, 324I, 411, 412; ART 100, 112A, 112B, 360I; PHIL 361.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 1989