University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dancce
LOCATION: Memphis, TN
YEAR EST.: 1949
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Jill Guyton Nee
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Jill Guyton Nee, Michael Medcalf
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BFA, MFA
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre with a concentration in dance is equivalent to a degree in dance. The degree provides a comprehensive education across the field of dance, particularly through contemporary and modern techniques. A BFA dance student experiences movement practice (Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap), performance, choreography, dance notation, pedagogy, history, production and technology.
The Dance Science curriculum includes courses drawn from the B. S. in Health Studies, concentration in Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences and the B.F.A. in Theatre, concentration in Dance. The scientific study includes anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and psychology. The dance study includes training in dance techniques, improvisation, composition, somatics, and performance.
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