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Catalog 2015-16 
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Dance, Fine and Performing Arts Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) in Fine and Performing Arts
Transfer Pattern - Dance


All students must audition for placement in the Dance A.F.A. transfer pattern. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.  Students who are not placed in the A.F.A transfer pattern are placed in the A.A. transfer pattern with the option to re-audition.  See the Dance Coordinator for more information.

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses . This schedule may be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity Course. 

  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 40 Credits

Program Requirements, Dance Technique

Students must take one Ballet dance course, one Modern Dance course and DANC 240  each semester. All technique classes may be repeated once for credit.

Please see Dance Coordinator for placement.

Ballet Technique:

Choose 8 credits from the following list. Please see Dance Coordinator for level placement.

Modern Technique:

Choose 8 credits from the following list. Please see Dance Coordinator for level placement.

Jazz and Tap:

Choose 2 credits of Jazz and 2 credits of Tap, for a total of 4 credits.

Dance Workshop:

CCBC Dance Company Audition required - 4 credits total required.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 64-65*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Transfer Pattern Description

These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Dance. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree requirements, program requirements, and electives, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in these transfer patterns speak with the Dance program coordinator before registering for courses. The sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institutions. The CCBC Dance program is administered at CCBC Essex. Dance classes are offered on all CCBC campuses.

NOTE: Although these patterns follow a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take 12 credits or less each semester.

The mission of the Dance program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of dance (from classical ballet and various styles of modern dance to the dance of cultures from around the world); to partner with students in developing the physical and technical skills necessary to communicate through dance and to articulate the knowledge of dance; and to inspire students to participate in dance activities and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of dancers by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. consistently demonstrate strong technical ability to remember and accurately perform extended dance sequences;
  2. utilize an integrated kinesthetic perception, focus, and concentration in order to self-evaluate, self-correct, and refine technique;
  3. choreograph and perform movement studies using a variety of creative elements such as phrasing, forming, abstraction, style, theatrical elements, music/sound, and props;
  4. write articulately about dance in projects, critiques, and a weekly journal of creative experiences; and
  5. produce a scholarly or creative project that utilizes effective oral, written, visual, and/or performance skills.

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