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AAS - Dance Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Dance Technology degree is designed for students who plan to enter the field of dance as performers, choreographers, teachers, and multi-media technicians. The program provides classes in dance theory, performance and production and hands on training in multimedia production and the application of video and computer technology to dance. Students are offered the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by producing a short dance performance focusing on dance and camera techniques, lighting design, original sound design, choreography for camera and non-linear editingtechniques. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Dance Technology is also available.
Major Code: 3019
Award: AAS
First Term: 4126
Total Credits: 60-68
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Feb 1st, 2012
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 31-35 credits
Students must enroll in one Ballet or Modern Dance technique class each semester.
ADA/ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
DAH100 Introduction to Dance 3
DAH110 Dance in Film 3
DAN131 Ballet I (1) OR
DAN134 Ballet II (1) OR
DAN231AA Ballet III: Intensive (2) OR
DAN234AA Ballet IV: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN132 Modern Dance I (1) OR
DAN135 Modern Dance II (1) OR
DAN232 Modern Dance III (1) OR
DAN235 Modern Dance IV (1) OR
DAN232AA Modern Dance III: Intensive (2) OR
DAN235AA Modern Dance IV: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN210 Dance Production I 3
DAN221 Rhythmic Theory for Dance I 2
DAN264 Choreography I 3
DAN272 Dance Technology 2
DAN280 Dance Practicum 2
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
TCM100 Digital Multi Media 3
Restricted Electives: 10 credits
ADA/ART175 Electronic Publishing Design I 3
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART131 Photography I 3
DAH190 Discovering Dance Careers 1
DAH201 World Dance Studies 3
DAH210 History of Ballet and Modern Dance 3
DAH250 Dance in Popular Culture 3
DAN120++ World Dance (any modules) 1-2
DAN133 Modern Jazz Dance I (1) OR
DAN136 Modern Jazz Dance II (1) OR
DAN233 Modern Jazz Dance III (1) OR
DAN236 Modern Jazz Dance IV (1) 1-2
DAN138 Dance Seminar I 1
DAN140 Tap Dance I 1
DAN150 Dance Performance I (1) 1-2
(DAN150 may be repeated)
DAN164 Improvisation 1
DAN211 Dance Production II 3
DAN233AA Modern Jazz Dance III: Intensive (2) OR
DAN236AA Modern Jazz Dance IV: Intensive (2) 2
DAN238 Dance Seminar II 1
DAN/MUP285++ Multimedia Performance Ensemble (any module) 3
DAN293 Teaching Dance in Elementary Education 3
DAN294 Teaching Dance in Secondary Education 3
DAN295 Teaching and Managing of Studio Dance 3
DAN296WA Cooperative Education 1
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies 3
TCM134 Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM135 Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM136 Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: 19-24 credits
General Education Core: 12-17 credits
First Year Composition: 6 credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral Communication: 3 credits
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area
Critical Reading: 0-3 credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
Mathematics: 3-5 credits
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area
General Education Distributed Credits: 7 credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area
Natural Sciences: 4 credits
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area
Program Competencies:
  1. Use the computer to design, produce and manipulate photographic imagery for print and advertising production. (ADA/ART177)
  2. Review the field of dance focusing on origins, historical development and cultural characteristics of various styles of dance. (DAH100)
  3. Demonstrate movement quality and performance skills at the beginning-level of ballet. (DAN131, DAN134)
  4. or
  5. Demonstrate movement quality and performance skills at the intermediate level of ballet. (DAN231AA, DAN234AA)
  6. Demonstrate movement quality and performance skills at the beginning level of modern dance. (DAN132, DAN135)
  7. or
  8. Demonstrate movement quality and performance skills at the intermediate level of modern dance. (DAN232, DAN235, DAN232AA, DAN235AA)
  9. Use the elements of light, sound and scenery as they relate to dance. (DAN210)
  10. Read and write music notation and perform movements that correlate with notations. (DAN221)
  11. Demonstrate choreographic theories and techniques in the construction of solo and group studies and complete dances. (DAN264)
  12. Describe and apply a methodology used in the critical analysis and evaluation of dance in film and video. (DAH110)
  13. Explain the role of the computer in dance technology and use the computer as a tool to create and record dance movements and performances. (DAN272)
  14. Integrate choreography, notation, rhythmic theory, dance technology, performance and production elements in a professional-level dance event. (DAN280)
  15. Use computers, printers, synthesizers, and other compatible Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) instruments to produce music for dance choreography and performance. (MTC191)
  16. Use computers, cameras, sound equipment and video decks to create and edit multimedia products. (TCM100)