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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

Develop and hone your techniques in a program that offers both experiential and theoretical dance education. You’ll study a variety of dance genres and subjects — ballet, modern, jazz, tap, world dance, choreography, dance history and dance criticism.

Academics

Fall
  • THET 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • DANC 170 Introduction to Dance Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 110 Fundamentals of Ballet Exclamation Point
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MUSC 111 Introduction to Music or
    MUSC 112 Great Composers in Performance
  • FRCH 101 Elementary French 1 Exclamation Point
    3
16
Spring
  • DANC 210 Intermediate Ballet Exclamation Point
    2
  • DANC 220 Intermediate Modern Exclamation Point
    2
  • FRCH 102 Elementary French 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • Production Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Download the Guide application
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • DANC 260 Fundamentals of Choreography Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 230 Intermediate Jazz Exclamation Point
    2
  • Dance Technique Course
    2
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • World Language Course
    3
13
Spring
  • ATTR 219 Gross Anatomy Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 200 Dance Practicum
    1
  • World Language Course
    3
  • DANC Elective
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • Minor Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • HN&F 200 Nutrition/Activity/Health
    3
  • Dance Technique Courses
    4
  • DANC Elective
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • DANC 370 Dance History
    3
  • DANC 300 Dance Practicum
    1-3
  • DANC Elective
    2
  • Non-DANC Electives
    6
  • Minor Course
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • DANC 310 Advanced Ballet
    2
  • DANC 400 Choreography Practicum
    2
  • Minor Course
    3
  • DANC Electives
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • THET 401 Capstone Experience
    3
  • Non-DANC Elective
    3
  • Non-DANC Elective
    3
  • DANC Elective
    3
  • DANC Elective
    2
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Join an intramural team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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