Degree Requirements

Certificate of Performance: Dance

This certificate prepares the dance student with a solid foundation of kinesthetic training in one or more idioms, principles of choreography, movement education, along with the process of performance. Graduates will be qualified to work in regional dance Theater; as a professional dancer in industrial work in areas such as Los Angeles, and as a certified dance instructor or independent choreographer.

CoursesUnits
DANC 111, Ethnic Dance Forms
3
DANC 177B, Dance Improvisation II1.5
DANC 181, History of Dance3
DANC 253, Choreography2
Select 4.5 units from the following dance courses:
DANC 110A, Ballet I1 - 1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II1.5
DANC 110C, Ballet III1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV1.5
DANC 115A Tap I1 - 1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II1 - 1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III1 - 1.5
 DANC 115D Tap Dance IV1 - 1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV1.5
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I1 - 1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II 1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
 DANC 140C Modern Dance III1.5
 DANC 140D Modern Dance IV1.5
 DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I 1.5
 DANC 180B Advanced Contemporary Dance II 1.5
 DANC Select 4 units from the following Dance courses* 
 DANC 177A Dance Improvisation 1.5
 DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet1
 DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz 1
 DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern 1
 DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre 1
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production2
 DANC 183 Music for Dance2
Total Units17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District

Certificate of Performance: Musical Theater Dance*

The Musical Theater Dance Certificate prepares students to develop and understand the skills and expectations required of professional musical theatre performers. Graduates will be qualified to perform in regional theatres, national tours, cruise ships, theme parks and on Broadway.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
DRAM 241C Musical Theatre Dance III
2
DRAM 241D Musical Theatre Dance IV
2
DRAM 2242A Rehearsal and Performance
3
Select 6 units from the following courses:
 
DANC 110A, Ballet I1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II1.5
DANC 110C, Ballet III1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV1.5
DANC 115A Tap I 1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III 1.5
 DANC 115D Tap Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV1.5
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I  1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II 1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
 DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I 1.5
 DANC 178B Advanced Commercial Dance II 1.5
 DANC Select 4 units from the following Dance courses* 
 DANC 111 Ethnic Dance Forms2
 DANC 130A Dance Repertoire1
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production2
 DANC 241A Musical Theatre Dance I2
 DANC 241B Musical Theatre Dance II
2
Total Units17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District

Associate in Arts Degree: Visual and Performing Arts

 

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
DANC 110C Ballet III
1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV
1.5
DANC 111 Ethnic Dance Forms
2
DANC 140C Modern Dance III
1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV
1.5
DANC 177B Dance Improvisation II
1.5
DANC 181 History of Dance
2
DANC 183 Music for Dance
2
DANC 253, Choreography
2
Select 6 units from the following dance courses
DANC 110A, Ballet I1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV1.5
 DANC 130A Dance Repertoire
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I1 - 1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II 1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
 DANC 140C Modern Dance III1.5
 DANC 140D Modern Dance IV1.5
 DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet1
 DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz 1
 DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern 1
 DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre 1
 DANC 177A Dance Improvisation 1 - 1.5
COMPLETE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES (4 units total): 
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production2
Total Units26.5
Recommended Electives: Dance 127, 178A, 178B, 179A, 179B, DRAM 241A, 242A, 242B.