Minor in Dance

The Minor in Dance is an undergraduate degree that prepares students to assume roles in dance education, dance performance and production. Students are provided knowledge in areas such as basic anatomy/kinesiology, pedagogy, history, production, ballet, modern and jazz dance technique. The students’ interests are refined and explored in the two required teaching experiences which allow students the opportunity to demonstrate learned skills in a practical setting.  

Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: On average, it takes 2 years (4 semesters) to complete this minor.  
  • Time Commitment: Full-time or Part-time 
  • Term of Enrollment: Rolling admissions  
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Course Requirements: 18 credits


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Program Details

Students pursuing this minor will need to earn an additional 18 credits of HPA courses (or accepted substitutes) listed in the Plan of Study and will receive a minor advisor to assist in course planning upon acceptance into the program. Many of the courses on the Plan of Study are offered once per year and are prerequisites for latter courses and therefore need to be planned accordingly.  

The  Pitt Dance Ensemble, a registered University group who purpose is to promote dance as an art form,  provides dance minors with additional opportunities to perform, choreograph, teach, and attend weekly classes taught by local and national dance professionals. It also provides students with opportunities to attend local, state, and regional dance performances. 

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Degree Requirements

An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this degree. Students will be contacted for an interview following the application.  

Career Pathways

  • Dance education
  • Dance performance
  • Dance production