The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Dance Technology is designed for students who plan to enter the field of dance as performers, choreographers, teachers, and dance technologists. The students will study dance theory, performance, and production. They will receive hands on training in multimedia production and the application of video and computer technology to dance. The students will demonstrate this knowledge through the production of a short dance performance focusing on dance and camera techniques, make-up, costuming, movement notation, accompaniment, choreography for the camera, and non-linear editing techniques. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Dance Technology is also available.
The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In general, the components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Fine Arts. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs such as the Bachelor of Fine Arts, which may require a portfolio or performance requirement.
The semester credits used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance degree may apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the degree is designed.